I decided a long, long time ago to stay away from statistics. I want to know facts but not numbers. Statistics, polls and other such information causes me to become disheartened and disenchanted with the world around me and the future that may lay ahead. This will only cause me to wring my hands and worry.

I quit expending energy spent on the why and how of the chaos of my life and my loved ones. That has only tied me into a bondage of worthlessness that I'm fighting so hard to get over. How can I look at my part in that statistic and not feel guilt?

Sadness and grieving are enough reality pulse points for me. They need to come and they do, but they are not setting up camp in my life anymore. Not one more minute will I give to wasted moments and days in life.
No more "vacancy" signs are hanging in my thought life for stinkin' thinkin'. I choose to look up always and look ahead to brighter days, more fruitful choices and greater blessings I know await me.

"So let's keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us."

Philippians 3:15 The Message