I have noticed this year that it is more and more difficult for me to watch the evening news when I get home. There are stories and updates about the wars, about flu epidemics, health care reform, and sobering reports about the economy. Each of these topics affects all of us in one way or another, yet together they seem to overwhelm us. It is quite simple to become numb or succumb to a feeling of helplessness. For me, it is as though the problem is so colossal that it is difficult to envision a solution.