What is Going On?

I don’t know about you, but I am confused.  I moment I think I know what is going on, things change, with no warning what so ever.

Have you been watching politics?  The two people with lowest approval ratings in history, candidates that nearly everyone says they hate, became our presidential candidates.  Just when you think you have a handle on the situation, someone makes a comment about how all the bad press was orchestrated by the other party to create doubt.   If it isn’t the other party, then the press is responsible for all the confusion.  Maybe if everyone wasn’t so politically correct we could clear things up!  But isn’t another name for political correctness polite?

My life was going along on a steady course, and then what the ****.   Everything changes in an instant.  When it is good news, like our newest grand-baby, that is a nice surprise.  When it is bad news, like a health issue, or symptoms that don’t seem to lead to any diagnosis then confusion becomes a permanent state of mind as we cast about for remedies.  Economic reversals happen, creating job loss, turmoil, insecurity and confusion.  I ask myself, “What else can happen?”

I don’t want to know!  My friends husband, a vibrant man striving for health and fitness, dies suddenly.  Another friend has cancer.  Another, the oldest person we know dies.  When these things happen to us confusion settles in like a fog.  We try to offer aid and comfort to these grief-stricken friends.  As much as we try to prepare, in a moment life is changed.  The struggle to get from day-to-day is seems never-ending.

Such is life.  The one sure thing in life is change, and each stage of life has its own set of predictable changes.  Then there is the unexpected.

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