Does it matter?

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I was having lunch on Tuesday with some coworkers. One of them mentioned a recent news story about a study that found artificial sweeteners can harm digestive bacteria.

I wanted to ask him if the study mattered. I wanted to ask all of my colleagues at the table if anything matters at all.

Who cares about the state of our gut bacteria? What about the state of our world?

The planet is a mess. The oceans are full of plastic. A massive hurricane has brought monster mosquitoes to the Carolinas.

I don’t need to go on about the world’s problems. You know where to find the news.

I have to keep my head up and do what I can to make the world better. I’ll keep recycling. I will treat others with respect. I’ll pray for the planet when I remember it’s okay to pray. I’ll try to remember that more often.

I’ll make an effort to enjoy the life I’ve been given because life goes by in the blink of an eye.

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite of all the darkness - Desmond Tutu.

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