For the past week I have focused even more on God and doing my work and as little as possible on circumstances. I have turned from as much negative and as much news as possible. I even debated about posting this post, so as not to add to the glum. But I will, because I think it is important.
I noticed on Monday the headline regarding Warren Buffet’s interview. The interview where he said “we’ve fallen off a cliff.” I did not stop there though, I decided to read it. I am glad I did. There was more to the interview than just that.
The article I read also said (and I am summarizing)
- It will take a while, but we will come back
- President needed to act like a war time President
- Congress needed to act like a war time Congress
- Stop the partisan bickering
- There needed to be clear message from the government to lessen the fear
Everything will be all right
I found it interesting though, the local station only commented on the “fallen off a cliff.”
The Today Show only reported about the cliff.
The Nightly News (NBC)? The same.
No mention of the words of everything being all right. No mention of the call that our Commander In Chief be the kind of Commander In Chief of a war. None of the optimism I thought I heard laced in the article.
Maybe the media needs to send a clearer message of hope and resilience.
As I was thinking this, the next story came on.
Here I had been reveling, all day, in memories of camping. Feeling the fever as the wonderful weather set in. I had been hoping for a camping trip soon – if not even just across town to the campground.
And then the image on the TV . . . made me tear up.
A modern day tent city.
Outside of Sacramento.
Growing at a rate of 50 a day.
Middle Class citizens whose jobs had dissipated from beneath them.
California. Washington. Nevada. Georgia. Points in between.
Not my photo; AP press photo
My heart aches for their:
Loss ~ Despair ~ Worry
I am not sure as to what I a can do for those in these cities that are not nearby, but I did find this list here.
And maybe just helping bring more attention to a growing desperate problem with be a little help in and of itself.
"He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor." 1 Samuel 2:8