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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A few months ago I posted the above video on facebook. 
There were many comments about how much these words apply today. 

Ann Murray recorded this song twenty-eight years ago. If we just replace Lebanon with Afghanistan or almost any Middle-Eastern country. And Bryant Gumbol with Diane Sawyer this song could be recorded today.

In the words of the writers, Tommy Rocco, Charlie Black, and Rory Michael Bourke,
 'It's gonna get worse you see'...

and it has.

Worse all over. 

Children abused, kidnapped, starving, sick, or worse.

Economy and jobs worse than ever.

World leaders and even our own country leaders and local leaders- just disappointing 

Wars that seem to see no end. No progress.

Starvation, Genocide, Raids and Protests.

Weather- Heat waves, tsunami's, flooding, tornadoes and hurricanes.

On our own local news, drownings, killings, suicides, flooding.

We sure could use some good news today. I tear up when I hear this song.

I don't want to say that I don't want to turn on the local news or CNN but it makes an already deflated, heavy burden my my own life feel even heavier.

How often have I uttered the statement- 

'No matter how hard life gets, someone out there is carrying a heavier load.'

And although I mean to lift spirits that all is not lost... I wonder some days if I have become one of those 'someones' ? Am I the one carrying the heavy load?

I am healthy, my children are well. I am one of the lucky ones to have most of my extended family including both of my parents still here with me. And a healthy relationship with them all. 
I have a roof over my head and food (although hard to come by) in my stomach. I have good clothes covering my body. 
I can take an evening walk around my town and feel safe. 
I have good friends I can call and they will be at my side in an instant. 
I can easily take a ride into the mountains near my home and feel a little closer to God.

I sure could use a little good news today.

But I continue to have some good news everyday as well, if I choose to look for it. 

Hope you are all having a great Wednesday!
Leave me a comment and let me know how you feel? Overwhelmed? Happy? Blessed? 

And anyone else think Ann Murray is fabulous?


  1. its so true...we have so much...even when we want and desire and even NEED so much more! Its hard to keep our perspective..this song helps!

  2. I like Ann too. I think we all could use a little good news today. Dad

  3. I'm with you.

    And by the way - Happy 50th, Mr. President...

    He's had no easy road to follow, but a few changes for the better - remember?

  4. Debbie- yes we are rich aren't we?
    Dad- Love you too
    BLW- Yes, hitting 50 and grey has set in. He has had a tough road but I still believe in his hopes. Bring on the better changes!

  5. I feel overwhelmed nearly everday! And, yes, Ann Murray is great, but you are the FABULOUS one! Love ya sweets :)
    Love, Karra

  6. Aww Karra. thanks for the comment. It seems that overwhelming feeling is quite common these days. Love you right back


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