We now have the swine flu epidemic. Before that it was the banking crisis. Before that it was the unemployment crisis. Before that it was the housing crisis. Before that it was the (insert crisis here) crisis. There is never a shortage of things to be afraid of in society. I am not making light of any of these. When someone is in the middle of any of these, then it is important to him or her. It is just that at some point we still have to live our lives, raise our families, do our jobs and be members of our communities.
At some point we have to reduce the input of bad news or it will keep us from doing what we should be doing. In the midst of all the bad, there is still good. There is still hope for a better future and there is still opportunity.
Last weekend we took our daughter to spend time with friends and she had a great time. Yesterday our son had baseball practice and it was a great evening. We should each spend some time every day thinking on the good, the pure, the hopeful and the opportunities. It will help keep us truly balanced.