Entire country is not in flames
I just returned from Washington D.C. where I attended the Council of National Policy meeting. We heard from a variety of top level government and conservative voices and the sum of the meeting is very troubling if not downright scary.
Domestic terror threats especially to our electric grid system, international threats, leftist threats, cyber war, and corruption in government at the highest level was enough to depress a motivational speaker to suicide.
I spoke with a friend briefly in the hall after hearing one particularly dark panel discussion that mercifully ended with a slight hint of optimism concerning the possibility of Iran’s massive drought creating unrest and perhaps regime change. We grimly looked at each other and said we were thankful for the tiny encouragement proffered at the end.
I received a new cell phone prior to leaving for this trip and for some strange reason it began sending me long since deleted e-mails by the thousands but none of my new e-mails. Then it started erasing my contacts, and if that wasn’t enough it wouldn’t charge the battery more than 25% and would only work for an hour or so.
I ALWAYS take my laptop on these trips, but for some stupid reason didn’t this time, and thus I was nearly void of communitive abilities for the four days I was there. While this might seem to be a small inconvenience to some, it was major to me because I was negotiating two important contracts and didn’t even have the phone numbers of the principles to call and/or respond to their drafts.
So, with all of that on my plate I was in a fairly dark mood when I returned home. Praise the Lord my laptop still contained my contacts and my e-mail worked fine on my laptop and perhaps today I can take my phone back and get it working properly.
Thanks to my laptop working I was able to review the four days of communication that I’d lost and lo and behold I found the following that a friend sent that cheered me up substantially:
“It does no harm just once in a while to acknowledge that the whole country isn’t in flames . . .
That there are people in this country besides politicians, entertainers and criminals. And they do really good things.”
Have A Great Day! And maybe the world isn’t such a bad place after all.
Bright eyes gladden the heart; Good news puts fat on the bones.