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Friday, March 8

I have been doing some sort of “daily devotional” most weekdays since about 1989 and, after reflecting on things during that period of time, I have come to realize something – I have become a grump!When I look back, many of those messages from the early years were much more positive – and even humorous – but, those types of messages have become fewer and further in between.I pray that I do offer hope on most days, but I often feel like Solomon who wrote, “... I set my mind to know wisdom and to know madness and folly; I realized that this also is striving after wind. Because in much wisdom there is much grief, and increasing knowledge results in increasing pain.” (Ecclesiastes 1:17-18).Yep, I am beginning to sound (and look) like Eeyore. Do you ever find yourself feeling like Solomon (and me)?What can we do to reverse the cynicism?Here are a couple of suggestions for us: 1.Hang around younger people.One of my problems is that as I have become jaded I have lost the zeal and exhilaration …