My mind must be in a self-protection mode today because every time I think of all the bad things going on in the world something happens and it shuts down. I actually shake my head in disbelieve when I hear or see the things people are doing to each other. Sometimes I laugh out loud. Other times I feel a profound sadness. I’m sorry. I just can’t help it, the only word that comes to mind is ludicrous. I won’t say a peculiar thing because there is just so much happening. Is it me or are things getting worse, crimes I mean? People are still killing people but in a more horrific way. The greedy thieves are still taking advantage of the less fortunate and sometimes I don’t believe what is happening. The worst part or good part is. It all depends how you look at it. I can’t make myself care. Its like I lost the ability to feel….Too borrow an old phrase from the” Star Trek“ TV show, it must be I’ve got my “Shields up“. Yes, I’ve got them set to go up automatically when the insanity is at a higher level that usual. Almost like a firewall…… With me, its business as usual and life goes on, or at least what is left of what people think is life and happiness. To be the bearer of bad news, lately I noticed the price of gas creeping up. Here, its getting close to $3 dollars a gallon for regular. You can see the greedy users and the takers are alive and well. It just never ends. I’m am not in a good mood and I feel lost because can’t find much to be happy about…..What I usually do when I feel like this is. Are you sure you want know this? Its heavy duty……..Well, OK ….Here it is….Wait for it………..Wait…………A little longer……………….Ok,…I sit back, take a breath and look at what I’ve got and then I think of all the folks who have less or who are less fortunate and I feel better….Then and here is the most important part, I help someone else… Even if its only with a smile. It works every time….I’ll bet you thought I was going to say pray or go to church…..Well, if that’s what you need to do, by all means do it but don't forget to say thank you. This is the perfect place for a Dad quote…….”I used to complain because I couldn’t run fast until I seen the little boy with no legs”………….