This morning my French flatmate came to the kitchen while I was making breakfast. He seemed very sad and he asked me: ‘How can we be happy when so much of bad things are going around us?’ I understand his sadness. France has been the centre of terror attacks recently. I was in daze myself. I thought for a while and said: ‘Just be grateful with what we have and try to be good to fellow being no matter how difficult it is. I guess!’
I think my answer satisfied him. He smiled and asked if I wanted to drink coffee with him.
With so much of sad things happening around the world, it’s very hard not to be depressed. But all we can do is ‘keep breathing…’ and count our blessings!