Many people are constantly living in fear. It is the start of a new year and the posts in Facebook about destruction and devastation have to be affecting the population. We do not need to live like this. Individuals are worried about the economy, their jobs, their families, and affording everything. Just the other day I wrote about product shortages and right now there is a shortage of eggs. Besides, all of the above the news is discussing still another new strain of COVID. How are people supposed to have peace when they have so much to face on a daily basis? Dr. Joe Vitale strongly urges people to stop watching the news as it does not only rattle your brain and but also causes fear. It is understandable if you live in a rough neighborhood and you are working your way out, but even that has issues so you can rise above your circumstances. This is also applicable to the bullies in our lives. As children we had to face them and often went to school in fear. As we matured, we still had the same fear only with different people. For many people it is difficult to think positively or look at the future as promising rather than more negativity. If you start telling yourself when you first wake up that today will be a good day eventually your brain will accept it and your life will turn positive. It is not easy given our world but if we start with baby steps we can change our lives one second at a time. In the good Gus series, there were stories that had fear but not this type. For example, in book twenty-seven, “Toby Saves the Day,” a rabid coyote was walking on Main Street and heading towards to children. They were afraid as he looked very sick, however, Toby, who was a baby elephant, did save the day. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website www.goodgusbooks.com along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Digitizing for all the books are available now! Books one and two are now available on the Tractor Supply website. “Misplaced Trust” will be available next month.