Some of the tweets in my feed today ran the gamut of uplifting to downright depressing.
@PhilosophQuotes tweets: "You are not responsible for the emotions of others. We all have to master our own state of mind. #philosophy #quote"
I really needed that quote today. This funky mood I've been in... feeling like Big Change is coming has me on edge. I seem to be super sensitive to my husband's moods and it battles with my own authentic emotion. Sometimes, especially lately, husband and I are on opposite sides of the spectrum. So for today and tomorrow I pledge to be responsible for only my emotions! I will not react or take on another person's drama!
@CivilBeat tweets: "There are 282 city parks, most w/ bathrooms, 190 staff. Our original story: The Dirty Dozen bathrooms http://ow.ly/cboow
For people who are not familiar with the island of O'ahu... it's a small island. Unlike the mainland where there are fully stocked Rest Stops/public restrooms at most Gas Stations. O'ahu's businesses are not in the business of providing free facilities. In response to that the City and County of Honolulu has built comfort station restrooms all over the island and at all the parks. The only problem with that is that there is not enough staff to care for and stock the restrooms. Often, it's best if you always have your own toilet paper and wipes in your car.
@blackamericaweb tweets: "A Rock and a Hard Place: http://bit.ly/NN6avJ "
If you follow the link it takes you to an article with the most disturbing statistics. The opening paragraph states, "As of June 30, some 261 people have been murdered in the Windy City. That’s a 38 percent increase over 2011." Is Chicago serious? Halfway through the year and already 261 murders? I am astounded by the number of murdesr. If you continue reading the article it delivers some of the most depressing stories about the murder of innocent bystanders, caught in the center of gunfire. Whenever I read articles like this I feel like we need stronger support for protecting our right to bear arms. Why should only criminals have guns? The deeper question is probably, how do we change the behavior of murderers? Very sad!
I close this post with a tweet from @kevin_powell: "Thinking of a master plan..."
That's been me for the past couple of days -- just thinking of a master plan. Also, the rap classic Paid in Full by Eric B. and Rakim rings in my ears whenever I hear those words. I leave you with it while I think (and dream) of my master plan!