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Monday, February 13, 2012

Another shot of color

 We are living in a time when the little things need to matter to us. So many of us have a lot less than we had a few years ago. Times are hard. It's depressing. It's disheartening. It's sad. Things happen to us that we aren't prepared for; jobs are lost, prices are up, insurance goes when the job does. I have been touched by the downturn in the economy as has everyone. When I go to the grocery store it makes me want to cry. Granted there are more offerings than ever at the store but there is less money to purchase them. I've read about people who collect stuff for fear the world will end. I continue to read about the rise in crime, especially theft. As a total anti-gun person I'm appalled by the rise in armed assaults and deaths from gunshot. It seems sometimes people with no money still find the cash to get a gun. And that is sad to me.

I look outside and the world around me is gray. The skies have been cloudy a lot this winter here in East Tennessee. We have had a few snow flurries but that is it. And I have become more sensitive to the cold as I get older. Since I can't afford the Hawaiian vacation I would love I've decided to try warming up my outlook. I posted some colorful pics before. No, this is not going to be a steady thing. But I feel the need to remind myself of the beauty of the world around me and the simply wonderful things done by other people to brighten their surroundings.                                                                                                                


Birdie said...

Life is awfully bleak right now. Maybe winter is getting me down. Maybe I am in mourning for my mom. Maybe LIFE just make me weary.

I try to focus on the colour too. The colour for me is the people in this world that are good, kind and loving. But I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to Spring.

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

Beautiful colors in beautiful pictures. When I want to relax I imagine myself in a field of blue bonnets with the sun shining and a bit of a breeze.

Amber said...

This winter has been especially hard on me as well. I have been closed up in my house for way too long, but it just too cold to really enjoy any outside activities. Hopefully spring will come early this year.