February is a pain in the butt!

Some call it SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Others just feel grumpy, and moody or bad.

February is said to be blue, I’m glad.

It is the one month of the year that society expects us to be a little down.

Our attention is turned inwards and we tend to bow out of the rat race.

Many people like to sit in a cozy chair and read a book with a cup of tea.

Yet, others complain it will never be summer.

All our ups and downs seem to take a turn for the worse.

It never ceases to amaze me how innovative and smart we can be.

It is not important to be positive, it is important not to be too negative.  Get it?

Life is an up and down roller coaster, and it is going down right now.  Hold on!

Some turn to prayer, drink, suicide and despair.

Others, ‘get physical’ and yell and blare.

Most will accept help, happiness and care.

Rape, suicide, addictions, murder and other crime in society!

Is there any sense in complaining about the way society allows the individual to be harmed?

Is it silly to blame institutions for our problems?

Why can’t we be more compassionate to the victims?

We have media that characterize the problem using rhetoric of lawyers.

We have professionals claiming it is not their problem.

People are getting sick and tired of all the abuse.

Sociologists tell us to give the victim a voice.  And they engage us to help with their study.

Whatever happened to the religious ethic, ‘love they neighbor’?

Is it obsolete?

I say, “Don’t let the mess of humanity jade you from showing a little compassion for yourself, and family.  And by extension we will allow ourselves to learn how to’ love our neighbor’.

Step by step, ours is to question ‘why?’ and to rebuild society in our own image.