I was reading DJan's post today with her lovely photos of roses, and how walking among them helped her to not think about the plight of the world today. I composed a response that I later realized was in line with so many other of your posts I am reading, that I copied my comment as my post for the day.
Roses are so photogenic.
I spent more time than usual reading the paper yesterday and today. I have a better understanding of what has happened in Afghanistan over the last 20 years and why what is happening now is occurring. I am very worried for the women and girls and for those who were our allies that might not be able to get out.
Then there was the whole page of world disasters - fires, floods and earthquakes. I raised up a thank you to the powers that be for our safe and comfortable life here, at least so far. I'll be making donations to try to sooth my soul.
But I also petted my borrowed cat, who walked to get the paper with me this morning and returned for lunch on the patio and got a few licks of my yogurt - on his own plate. :-) I picked flowers and Charlie/Mewdini drank out of my flower vase before I could get it away to put the flowers in. The air coming in through my open window here as I type is cool and clear. These things make me happy.