Wotta Night


One of my favorite blogs to read is called Stuff That Needs to Be Said, by John Pavlovitz. Much of the stuff he says does, I agree, need to be said.

And sometimes, it just needs to be said to me.

For example:

Last night, I had a terrible time trying to get to sleep because, as I lay in bed, I became overcome with a feeling of utter hopelessness over the future of America, if not the world. (It started as hopelessness over me, and quickly grew from there. That’s how my mind works.)

I just was overwhelmed with the feeling of what’s the use? Why even try to do any good in the world? We’re standing in front of a rising tidal wave of evil.

So today, I found this post by John Pavlovitz I recalled reading last April, called, “Here’s Why You Can’t Lose Hope.”

Really. That’s the title. I thought it would be a good time to read it again.

You see? Stuff that needed to be said to me.  Stuff I needed to hear. And I’ll probably need to hear it several more times.

If you think that stuff needs to be said to you, too, read it here

On second thought, forget the probably. I know I’ll need to hear it more times. Hope fades quickly these days; the fight is long and continuous and unrelenting.

But, so many have fought before us, we can’t erase their legacy by surrendering.

No matter how much sleep I may lose over it.



5 thoughts on “Wotta Night

  1. Yes, they (insert here name of whomever or whatever keeps you and me awake at night) would like nothing better than for us to throw hands up in the air and surrender. Ain’t gonna happen on my watch. I also like John’s blog.😊

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  2. I think of this mess all the time…trump, climate change, racism, religious extremism, gun violence with no end, no laws etc. it worries me and depresses me, as well.

    And I will admit, of late, I find I’m just overwhelmed with all this. I’m older (71) and glad of it. I sense that it is hopeless when you have 35/40% of people who actually like trump and think he’s doing a good job. How on earth do you get a good outcome with that! It’s pure insanity.

    I’m tired. Of course I vote, follow blogs of my dear like minded fellow humans, but many, where I live, are not like me. I’m in a red area in a mostly red state (Fla) and so many in my age group here are trump loving conservatives.

    I wish I could get get some positive vibes and I’m glad you can. I’m just finding it difficult.

    So I get into going out with a few like minded friends…eat, drink and I paint for a hobby…and garden a bit…
    I am grateful for all that…..

    I just don’t know what’s wrong with people!

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