Today I am saddened, Today I am hopeful

Today I am saddened
Today I am saddened
for the women mistreated by misogynistic views and actions
Today I am saddened
for those who have been mistreated by racist views and actions
Today I am saddened
for the LGBTQ community who are just trying to have a voice
Today I am saddened
by the people who show hate over love and compassion
Today I am saddened
for my own sins against humanity
Today I am saddened
for those who think the world has ended
Today I am saddened
for those who think the revolution has started
Today I am saddened
for those who do not know the joy and peace of Jesus
Today I am saddened

Today I am hopeful
Today I am hopeful
that one day soon women will be treated with respect
Today I am hopeful
that racism will fade and die
Today I am hopeful
that the voice of the LGBTQ community will be heard
Today I am hopeful
that people will learn to communicate without hate
Today I am hopeful
that my own sins are forgiven
Today I am hopeful
in the knowledge that the world has NOT ended
Today I am hopeful
in the knowledge that a revolution was started years ago
Today I am hopeful
for those who will know the joy and peace of Jesus I have found
Today I am hopeful

An Overlooked Factor in Creating Positive Change : zen habits

There are lots of factors that are incredibly important in creating any positive change: starting small, taking small steps all along the way, finding motivation and accountability, finding the support of people around you (or finding it online), learning to mindfully notice your urges to quit.These are all super important. But there’s another factor that most people overlook: how you feel about the change.

Source: An Overlooked Factor in Creating Positive Change : zen habits

A Guide to Overcoming Procrastination & Finding Focus : zen habits

Our minds are very good at running from discomfort, and most of the time we don’t even realize it’s happening. We just have an urge to switch, and follow the urge immediately.The trick then, is to catch ourselves when we’re about to switch. When the urge comes up to switch, we have to notice.Then we have to pause, and deal mindfully instead of mindlessly with the urge.

Source: A Guide to Overcoming Procrastination & Finding Focus : zen habits

Privacy Advocates Cite NSA Hack as Vindication of Apple’s Fight With FBI – Mac Rumors

Privacy advocates have claimed the breach of hacking tools and exploits apparently stolen from the National Security Agency has vindicated Apple’s stance in its dispute with the FBI earlier this year. Last week, reports emerged that a hacker group called the “Shadow Brokers” had allegedly stolen a cache of the NSA’s top espionage tools and offered to sell them to the highest bidder.

Source: Privacy Advocates Cite NSA Hack as Vindication of Apple’s Fight With FBI – Mac Rumors