Finding the Positive in a Messed Up World

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Looking around, the world frustrates me.

The fact that we have a State that wants to discriminate and every day I see a new company get more money than they need while other organizations are struggling to survive angers me.

With all that and more going on, how is it possible to keep my chin up and a positive attitude?

I don’t know, but that is what I wanted to discuss when I fired up the microphone today to record the latest episode of Managing the Gray.

Be sure to please order one of the Mercy bracelets I mentioned during the show and/or support Project Bead’s fundraising to get back to Ghana.

  • http://www.creativethirst.com/blog Bobby Hewitt – CreativeThirst

    Hang in there CC. It’s OK to use your frustration to drive you forward.

    • http://www.cc-chapman.com/ C.C. Chapman

      No worries. It is the only way I know how to be me :)

  • http://www.kaarinadillabough.com Kaarina Dillabough

    I enjoy your words, and even more importantly, your actions. And we need more rah rah people in this world. I like to think I’m one of them, working to make the world a better place:) Cheers! Kaarina

    • http://www.cc-chapman.com/ C.C. Chapman

      Thank you.

  • http://stevenwb.postach.io/ swbuehler

    Businesses already have the right to refuse service to anyone; they didn’t need a law to enable it. What they were apparently after were activists who request services from a business they know will say no because of their views or beliefs so the activists can sue them out of business as “bigots” or “hate mongers” when all they’re doing is expressing their religious beliefs through the way they conduct their business. Erica Napolitano was very instructive in her TEDx talk when she talked about Chick-fil-A and how they unapologetically conduct their business according to their faith (closed on Sundays, etc.), and how she could simply vote with her wallet and get her lunch somewhere else. Why can’t these so-called “activists” do the same thing? Isn’t the whole point of “tolerance” that it’s supposed to go both ways?

    The thing is, we as consumers, unless it’s a monopoly like Cable TV or landline phone service, have the equal right to vote with our wallets and take our patronage somewhere else. So why sue to get your way when there are many other similar businesses out there who could do the same thing, possibly for less, possibly with even better quality?

    The thing that bothers me the most about the whole thing is that people somehow seem to think that we can keep our faith inside the church walls and live a totally different way outside them just to make people who don’t like us happy. That’s not how faith was ever intended to be lived. One’s faith and belief system is intended to be lived out in every area of life, or we’re just going through the motions like hypocrites. I personally have no issue with a gay or lesbian or transgendered individual, as long as s/he isn’t trying to force things down my throat. Just like anyone else, you have to earn my trust and friendship.

    Enough rant; I should be putting this on my own blog. 😄

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