As I sit writing this I am also watching a little red squirrel on the rowan tree. This is my reality, and I am grateful for my beautiful, safe life.
I can make a small difference where I am, and I can try in these difficult days to alleviate what suffering I do see closer to home: kind words, thoughtful gestures, extra contributions to charities, a commitment to action for causes I believe in. Not much, but something. And better than becoming distraught and adding one more to the distressed of the world.