Thursday, September 1, 2005

My deep, random thoughts.

Hello All,

I was listening to the news about Hurricane Katrina and I really feel sad. I am currently in CA where the weather is sunny and life is going on as normal. And in the South people are suffering, dying, going hungry and getting looted. I can't believe that New Orleans is destroyed. People are without electricity, running water, power, food. Can you imagine your city being destroyed? Can you imagine living your whole life there and the next day it gets wiped out ? I can't imagine what these people are going through. It makes me really appreciate what I currently have in my life right now. Yeah, I am struggling right now. But I also have a clean bill of health and my family. As long as I have those, I can move forward and deal with a lot of things.

And anything could easily happen to us. You never know what life can throw your way.

And I don't believe that this is the end. I think that there will be more natural disasters to come in all parts of the world. The weather has been changing and getting more intense. When I was in Spain, we had the hottest summer. And then we had the coldest winter in 20 years that lasted even through Spring. And in California the weather has been colder than normal. It is usually hot at night, but lately it has been cold at night. It hasn't been a normal summer.

I think that the natural disasters will also be more intense as well. Just look at the record tsunami and hurricane not to mention the huge earthquakes in other parts of the world. It just keeps getting stronger and more frequent.

For those that believe in God, I think that the Bible does in fact mention this somewhere.

Don't you feel like this world is going to shit sometimes? I sure do. What do we have to look forward to if everything keeps getting worse? I feel like there is so much negativity out there. I watch the news and wait for something good. And it never comes because the reporters are too busy talking about child molesters roaming the neighborhood, natural disasters, price increases, cuts in the school systems, ect. I don't even watch the news on TV anymore. I am just glad that I am already grown up and that my parents raised me right. I couldn't imagine bringing a child into this corrupt world.

You wanna know what really got on my nerves ? I was listening to the radio and there is a proposed bill about convicted child molesters being required to wear a tracking device for the remainder of their lives. And a public defender was upset because he feels that we should give these guys a second chance because they already did their time in jail. I can't believe that we are so lenient on the worst criminals. These children that are robbed of their dignity will never get a second chance to pretend that it never happened. And yet we, the public are expected to forget that they abused defenseless children and give them a second chance. I don't think they should have that chance. I think they should live in shame for the rest of their lives. They didn't rob a bank or steal a car. They robbed children.

I believe that good will covercome evil. And that goodness will win. But sometimes I still have to wonder why there is still so much evil. It's kind of like a candle. If you are in a dark room, there is darkness and you can't see anything. Once you light a candle there is instant light. The room is no longer dark. It is light. Where there is love there can be no hate. But there is still so much darkness out there.

Now I am not predicting anything, nor am I interested in any debates. These are just my thoughts, and I am not spitting out facts. These are my personal opinions and observations to be taken for what they're worth.

Anyways, have a good night.


readmereadyou said...

So many sad things that I wish young people, like yourself, didn't have to see while still in the years you should be enjoying all that's good. All any of us can do is help others in trouble, like now in the South, and also make our little corner of the world better and if we all did these things, think of how much better the world would be.

jcrazytrain said...

I keep watching the news but I turn it off then back on. It is just so sad and hard to even believe. My cousin lost her whole house. Her and her family are safe on a military base though. Take Care D

myheartsaysso2 said...

Still no word on three of my family members.. today I've actually decided to turn off the news for awhile.. I'm too stressed.. I appreciate your prayers and thoughts.. :) Mel

pudge450 said...

I enjoy reading your journal.  I followed your posts during your travels abroad.  I live in the hurricane disaster area.  Pascagoula, Ms, home of Trent Lott, who lost his beachfront home in the storm.  My house was flooded and is now gutted for mold remediation.  I lost most of my furniture and a lot of personal items.  My neighborhood looks worse than a war zone.  I am one block off the beach and every house for blocks is either gone or majorly  damaged.  But I have a place to shower and sleep every night.  Have just gotten an internet connection at our temporary office, so I am pretty far behind in journal reading.  Contrary to what you see on TV, we are overwhelmed with assistance from FEMA, Red Cross, SBA, National Guard, Police departments from across the US, Church groups and many other government agencies.  FEMA has cut the red tape and is getting aid to those in distress in record time.  I cry for New Orleans.  I am about 90 miles east of NO and love that city.  There is truly not another city like it.  I just don't believe it will ever be the same again.  Ironically, I have been contemplating buying a second home in NO.  Now, of course, I'm glad it never happened.  But I do love that place.
Peace to you.  And encourage everyone you know to donate to the Red Cross.  They are doing a great job.