The news is full of depressing information. The economy is still down, well maybe in some sectors it is looking up, but hearing that when you're still struggling is irritating! I've heard the job market is picking up, but I still know plenty of people who have yet to experience that.
The political rhetoric is gearing up. Loud, annoying, people who exist only to push their own agendas without any thought of listening to other views. There is no compromise, no desire to understand, and certainly no compassion. [there is a pending rant here, but that is not appropriate for today]
All of this gives us plenty of reasons to sink into a negative mindset. These things serve to distract us from what's really important. Take the time today to spend with family and friends. Remembering always that someone cared enough to lay His life down for you. Honor that today by sacrificing a bit of yourself to spend time with those you love, and maybe a few you don't. You can then wake up tomorrow with a fresh perspective, a positive mindset.
Choose Love. This is what's really important.