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Holding it together, despite world mess.

by MsKillie on April 17, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I can rarely stomach the news. I don't need to repeat all of the horrors that are going on around us, we all know... Somedays I hear about something new that has happened like what happened in Boston (which is only one horrible event out of many) and my body almost shuts down from the sadness, disappointment in my fellow humans, and the fear for my son and future children. But giving up can't be the answer. I keep telling myself that despite the growing number of crazies among us, the good in humanity will prevail.


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