I know that the world is broken, that people are a total wreck and messed up, that we are in a recession, that we are all tired, sometimes just want to give up, that it is going to get a little bit worse before it starts to get better (yippee..aren't you glad you stopped here!) and that your frustration with the issues at hand might even make you want to exchange a letter or two in the title of today's post to read something else....
I KNOW and UNDERSTAND ALL OF THIS so please do not misunderstand me and think that I am unaware, uninformed, live in a bubble or think that a cute little Hello Kitty band-aid doodled over the globe is going to make things better. I am not and I don't, plus we live in a "boy" house...no Hello Kitty here...
But really, what are you going to do???
Throw in the ol' towel?
If you are still reading, I would, however, like you to understand me and the "steam behind my engine." That when the times get tough, I feel myself get tougher, stronger (insert "the eye of the Tiger" Rocky song) and I get really motivated to "buck the system" (whatever that means) without stopping and sitting in protest, yelling and screaming, (okay, I do cry a little, but not for that long,) All those things do is take up time and energy and shoot, I have two very active boys and a husband that need love, food and clean clothes. No time for a protest on "who's fault it is"
If you want to blame someone, blame Adam and Eve..they started it all. (okay, that would really make a GREAT protest sign)
I just wanted you to know that I do understand and did not want you to misunderstand me by thinking that if you just use a little decoupage and cover up the crap in life, the economic problems and basic brokenness of the world with patterned paper, edge it with glitter, add a few eyelets to the top and tie a string through them, that it will make everything just disappear...
BUT (there it is again)
I refuse to just sit, stew, pout, fuss, cry and point fingers.
I choose to remind myself and others.
" Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9(TNIV)