I've heard a little too much about a rash of violence and break-ins in my community, the kidnappings and shootings that have made national news, the fact that Smithfield ham wants to make a deal with a Chinese food company, and the unrest in the Middle East that seems like will never end.
So I'm off to finish some chores and maybe even start some new ones (because that's the best feeling, when you have eighty things half-finished, and fifty half-started).
And then I'll let it all go for the night.
I'll spend time with my family, because we deserve time together. We'll play a board game and rehash everyone's day, all the way down to the fact that there is laundry (still) dumped on the living room floor. We'll laugh about it, and as I close my eyes tonight, I will thank my lucky stars that the sun will rise again and I'll have a fresh start tomorrow, and I will repeat to myself the Psalm that keeps me going:
In peace I will lie down and sleep
For you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.