I know people who don't watch the news. They don't read the paper. It could be because they are oblivious, and like it that way. But some have explained that it's simply because it depresses them. I've listened to this and thought, I'd rather be up to date on what's going on in the world. But lately, everytime I pick up a newspaper, or read a magazine, I read mostly horror stories. In the past few days there has been an abundance of terrible things happening, all around us. I guess it's not just reading the paper, so much as it is being aware that these things are happening. But today, I found myself feeling really sad, and a little hopeless. I enjoy my weekends. I take pleasure in my friends, music, and dancing. I take confort in my dog and my dad.... How do you keep yourself feeling optimistic when so many things seem wrong? How do you try and convey a feeling that you believe in, when you all of a sudden start lose that feeling? How do you find the good stuff? How do you keep your spirits high? Ming.