Finding Some Wonderful In Our World

By Nancy Stoops 

We sit in our homes and we turn on the news and all we hear about are all of the horrific events happening in our world.  Having had a brother murdered my heart goes out to the loved ones of the victim’s friends and families of the recent incident in Las Vegas.  Many people tell me they believe we are doomed.  I find myself unable to accept this and searching for the wonderful that I know still exists.  This past week, I was able to find some wonderful and want to share my experiences with you. To me, the most important detector of how our world is doing, is by the way I see others treat each other.  I live in a very special community.  I have the honor of helping parents become better parents, and of teaching family members the value of respect for each other.  This last week I facilitated groups that really touched my heart.  I worked with so many families that really love each other, but for one reason or another have learned to communicate in a angry and blaming manner.  As we started to work and get past the defenses, I began to see families loving and very capable of respecting each other.  It made me feel very hopeful for our future. Unfortunately our news is flooded with stories about the horrible ways we treat each other.  Practice being polite, respectful, loving, kind, and some of those other traits, the media seems to feel we no longer have. Now it’s your turn to find the wonderful.  I believe it starts within yourself, your family, our communities, and who knows, then our world.  You must trust me when I tell you it’s out there, for I am lucky enough to see it everyday. So as we begin to embrace the upcoming holiday season and everyday of our lives be on a quest for the magical and wonderful pieces that make our lives worth living!!!!!!!!!!

This article was written by Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T.  Nancy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She has a private practice in Diamond Bar and is currently accepting new clients; she is also a motivational speaker who can inspire your employees or group members.  Nancy runs free family support groups, a group on loss for seniors, and groups on how to manage anger.    For more information about any of these services feel free to contact her at (909)2290727.  You may e-mail Nancy atnancyjstoops@verizon.net.