Perhaps the news has always been bad. What we need to know about what is happening in the world is rarely a pretty picture. But doesn’t seem that lately, the news has been particularly bad? Just glancing at the headlines over the weekend shows us the state of our world. The vicious and unnecessary war continues in Ukraine. Now there are warnings of a global food crisis as a result of the conflict. Coronavirus infections keep rising, as do concerns the pandemic could get worse again. Now we’re hearing about Monkeypox, which may be sexually transmitted, and the President tells us we should be concerned. We’re already concerned about rapidly increasing prices for just about everything, and the stock market has been on a downward spiral, quickly erasing gains we have enjoyed in our investments in recent years. Also scary, a Wisconsin husband and wife were attacked by a bear inside their own home on Friday. Both were injured before the man was able to kill the bear. It seems the threats are everywhere, even inside our own homes. It can be hard to stay upbeat. But a week from now we’ll be enjoying the unofficial kickoff to summer, with burgers on the grill and family close by. Let’s hope that is finally when we can breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy some good news for a change.