If one pays too much attention to the daily news, cycled and recycled endlessly on television, newspapers and the Internets, it can become almost a struggle to get out of bed some days. So I urge you to take a break or take it in small doses. Do something else with your time. Create something perhaps. Or just appreciate something of beauty. Even in the most desolate of places, we can find Mother Nature coping and manifesting pretty objects. We can too.