It is not easy trying to live a worry free life in Jerusalem. Apart from the usual worry things involved with daily living there are extra worry things.
In some ways I lack nothing, I have a place to live (even if most of the neighbors can't stand me and try to make my life difficult ), the Supermarket is always stacked with nice munchies (even if I won't buy them as I am boycotting Israeli settlements ), the medical and dentist care is above average (even if the Doctors ask me why I am not Jewish), the school...... Ah yes, the school with all its ups and downs is fine (but my children have been and are the only ones of their kind in the whole year let alone the class, often if not all the time feeling different), and I have running water! See, I have it- clean fresh running water except the time(s) sewage leaked into it and we got cut off.
But it is not those things that are difficult and make me worry. It is the total blindness when people are willing to believe misinformation about the other. Because I wear many different shoes, I walk everywhere. I AM FREE. I mix about and spread laughter wherever I can in almost all sectors of society but belong to none. I am Goody Two Shoes most of the time and, when not, I become Fed Up Two Shoes. Still, looking around I have a lot to be thankful for...the people, the lovely people here, the minority not so lovely ones I try to ignore.
Thought: Be grateful for where you are and what you have.