Am I alright? Do I feel okay? Am I having trouble remembering things? How am I feeling today? These are the things Hubby asks me from day-to-day, and sometimes repeatedly throughout a day. These questions got me thinking, am I all right? Are you all right?
Today there is a break in the weather, with sun shining and temperatures headed for the 50’s. This is a very nice break from the recent week of cold, bleak days with clouds crawling across my sinuses. Seasonal Affective Disorder can plague many when the sun disappears for days. You don’t need a full-blown case of SAD for the long dark days of winter to leave you heading for warm blankets, and a book, to wait for the sun.
These dark days are perfect for dreaming and thinking about the future. Spring will come in a few short weeks. Gardeners are planning their gardens. We plan our Summer travels. Many are thinking about life transitions with weddings, babies, new homes, graduations, and new jobs on the horizon. These transitions bring mixed feelings, excitement and fears. Our personal worlds are full of joy, questions, fears, and we keep moving forward, with hope that we are making the right choices. In most cases there is no one correct answer to our life choice questions. Any choice we make is a good choice or bad, depending upon how we look at it.
Others in our world aren’t as lucky as you and I. There is war, and conflict throughout the world. Personal tragedies colored by racial prejudice and injustice cause concern for all of us. There are so many problems in our world. How do we respond to the many problems. I am no expert, and have no solutions to the world’s problems, yet as a blogger and a human, I can’t help but think about my personal feelings and understanding of what is going on in the world, and feel concern for those innocents caught in the crossfire.
Am I alright? I am thinking. I am trying to figure out what is going on in this world, and is there anything I can say to make it better. I don’t have solutions, except I know communication and understanding has a better chance of bringing a resolution to conflict than hate. But I must acknowledge, there are horrible things happening, and I would like nothing more in life than to wipe the people who are the source of these atrocities from the face of the earth, and send them to their just reward.
So, again I ask: Are you alright?