This was my response to the post by “Simpledimple” that I am reblogging here. I think her thoughts are important and well stated. So I wrote: “Hello and peace to you! I am reading this after the killings in Barcelona and Charlottesville – not to diminish the horror of the killings in Nigeria. As you said, the world is sacrificing its values for greed, lust, etc. I think it has everything to do with POWER – those who are powerless exercise power over someone else’s life by killing or terrorizing them; those who are powerful seem to always want more. The exalted value we have placed on MONEY has a lot to do with it too, and power and money go hand in hand. We have been taught by society that we need to acquire more and more things, that happiness comes from ownership of whatever we can buy. Politicians talk about “growing the economy” – code words for increased production to produce more goods, so there can be increased consumerism….when does it all stop?? This is the first time I have visited your blog, so I don’t know where you are from, but the leadership in the United States, where I live, has been completely corroded by Trump and his cronies. If the most important leader in the country is corrupt, despotic, and a pathological liar, what can we expect from others? The president is supposed to set an example of what is moral and promote the values our country was founded on.
So power hungry people continue to seek power and money hungry people continue to seek money and their hunger is insatiable. And so people have lost sight of what matters.
I am going to reblog this post – I hope that is OK with you!”
Today is Monday, August 7, 2017. I woke up this morning feeling sluggish and didn’t feel like leaving the bed. Or even go to work. Usually, I wake up with positive energy on Mondays because Mondays are like the breakfast of the week. If you start your day without breakfast, the rest of the day may not just align together.
So it is with the week. You can’t possibly start the week without Mondays. But this Monday is just so different. My body is just not ignited for the day. My energy is sapped and pressed down because I have been saddled with nauseating thoughts.
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