Mama told me there'd be times like this. Times when you really have to search for the positive in the day, the good in a situation. Sometimes those days stretch into a week or even longer, and I'd wonder why I had charted this particular experience. And I'd look around me and see my family and friends going through difficult times and I'd wonder what in God's name had they been thinking to chart the stuff they had! I've noticed the first 6 months of 2012 has been trying for so many people. Illnesses, struggles, death. Job losses, arguments, disillusionments. And my little circle is no different from anyone else's. It doesn't take more than listening to the news or reading the headlines to understand that the 2012 Shift affects us all. I believe it's vital now to work even harder to live life with love and compassion, for all others and even myself. I need the understanding and forgiveness love brings, the hope and faith that new opportunites are near to experience the joy and harmony my Spirit craves.