There’s somethin’ wrong with the world today
I don’t know what it is
Something’s wrong with our eyes
Whenever I turn on the news or listen to the radio, I’m saddened to hear stories of strife every single day. Whether it be the conflict between Israel and Hamas, a drive-by shooting in Toronto or towns and villages upturned by hurricanes, tornadoes or flooding, the outcome is the same. Sadness.
Events and situations like these make me re-evaluate the things in life that are important to me. Honestly, there’s something wrong with the world today when people are suffering needlessly. I think about families who have lost loved ones to accidents or to illness. I think about those who have cancer and who are just trying to spend their last days with their families. I think about those who are going through hard times.
I’m reminded that life is short and family is the most important thing to me. I’ve been learning to let go and not focus on the trivial, petty things in life when there are bigger things going on in the world. I’m also reminded that though the news is filled with horrific stories, there are also many stories of light. Random acts of kindness and amazing moments restore my faith in mankind.
As parents, we try to teach our children to be good people. I guess we should lead by example.