Christmas was originally a pagan holiday to celebrate the Goddess of Nature. Jesus was more likely born in September, not December. Christian leaders of the time made December 25 Jesus’; birthday to encourage Pagans to convert to Christianity.
My favorite verse that you hit this post was number 5. I, too often dwell on how messed up our world is, instead of thinking of the good things God is still doing! I feel challenged to have a postive outlook on life!