Today unemployment rose to 5.5.%.
Today I went to put gas in my car, and overnight it went up two cents ultimately rising to $3.95.
Everyday I read the news looking for good news, and this is the kind of stuff I find. Then I begin to worry about the children in Somalia who are not eating, and the ethanol being put in my car. So I begin to obsess, and worry, and try to find ways to be better when it comes to money management, and transportation, and my green-quotient.
I think that the only positive thing I can find in this is that because need is the mother of invention and I never have been short in ingenuity, I have become creative about existing. I know that some people do much more but still for someone like me, this level of commitment is astounding! Like now I can make an entire meal out of the stuff I have growing in my balcony and I make my very own cleaning supplies and candles, buy in bulk...
Sometimes I read the news and I feel so lucky (to the point it makes me feel guilty) that I have a good stable job I like, and a home I can afford, with food on my table and gas in my car. But it's hard not to worry if it's going to get worse so I have started to make changes in my life because a) it's good for humanity b) I have to learn to do more with less because waste is a terrible thing!
I am not that old, but I get the feeling that the world is changing. That every horrible, challenging thing going on in the world today is part of this huge lesson we have to learns as a species. So I am trying to do my part...make life simpler. Go bake my pie and go back to basics.