One Day at a Time –
This is the message I have heard over and over, but today it has taken on a new meaning for me. The pandemic that we are currently experiencing has forced many of us to live one day at a time, whether we want to or not.
As the world continues to shut down, it is hard to make any plans because at any moment they can disappear. We had tickets to see a show – cancelled. Tickets for a concert – cancelled. Work – cancelled. Church – cancelled. And for me – surgery!
I am scheduled for a hip replacement tomorrow and whether or not it happens can change at any moment. So, what do we do when our lives are put on hold?
One tool I have been using a great deal is the Serenity Prayer. If I remember to accept what I can’t change – the virus or make it go away and have the courage to change what I can – my attitude about what is going on– I not only show wisdom, but I can find peace in the midst of the storm.
Quote of the Week
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” Lao Tzu