I live in Greenfield with my husband and cat. I work full time. Frugality and simplicity have been a part of my life long before they became popular and it has made life a lot less stressful. I love volunteering, home improvement/decorating, crafting and gardening.
I was attending my company Chistmas party on Friday. When the news of another mass shooting spread, the mood changed and very few of us were in a festive mood.
When I was younger, I knew there was a God but I did not understand why he consistently "allows" good people to suffer. Even now that I am a follower of the Bible, I still wrestle with my hot temper, blessing and loving my fellow man/woman when they show signs of utter stupidity and asking God - , when are you going to put a stop to all this hell on earth? I wrestle with this but I know the answers and I look forward to the time when God says enough is enough and fulfills his promises. God has reasons for what he "allows" and his reasons will be revealed in HIS time. He's the boss. Times will get tougher for the just and the unjust. We must have patience as he has patience with us - he is giving us all a chance to trust in him. We have free will and we can do with it what we choose - we hope that we make the correct choices.
Our holidays were somewhat shattered due to workplace politics and liars - people and situations that we all encounter in our lives. I hate both and pride myself on not getting involved in politics, whenever possible and staying clear of lying. Bigots, liars, cheaters, backstabbers, phoney balonies, etc. appear to so often get ahead in life faster than the people who are none of these and, unfortunately, there is not much we can do about it except sit back and wait and see what happens.
I am a firm believer in "what goes around, comes around" so this, too, shall pass. I would hope that the people I love and care about who have suffered as a result of political BS and lies will come out ahead in the "game" of life.