The double whammy of Mother Nature with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma – with even more following on their heels – is devastating. It seems more than anyone should have to bear. There is little we can do for our friends and relatives suffering from these awful storms. They make us feel totally helpless.
We CAN show each of our loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers. We CAN communicate and try to send strength their way. We CAN help them with whatever the aftermath is. We can try to help those we know personally, and also carefully research and donate to all those in need that we don’t know. Coming together when bad things happen is something our country does well. Our differences seem to fade, at least for a little while, and we reach out.
So many people are already devastated. We can hope that Irma will change her course, but we have no control over that. We can just reach out and do what we can. Trying to send strength to all who need it right now.
“When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low, and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but do not quit.”
Zen to Zany via Cathy Ruggiero
Awakening People via Tim McGraw via Cathy Ruggiero
Zen to Zany
Elizabeth Gilbert via Corliss Barnes Darnell
I’ve decided to stop feeling guilty.
- Guilty about eating too much
- guilty about eating things not on my diet
- guilty about not losing weight
- guilty about not doing yoga and my elliptical
- guilty about not getting a much done each day as I want….
The list goes on and on and to be honest, I’m sick of it.
I can come up with endless excuses – in fact, I could teach a course on it. I’m very creative, too; coming up with more and more as the time allows, rather than putting my head down and doing better.
But I’m sick of coming up with excuses, too.
Right now “doing the best I can with the energy I have and the willpower I haven’t” will have to be good enough. Life is too short to agonize over every bite I put in my mouth, or how my to-do list is getting longer, rather than shorter. So what!
I’m going to TRY to ’embrace the glorious mess that I am’ and give myself a BREAK.
That’s not to say that once I incorporate the new labor-intensive focus of raising our lab to be a polite member of our family into my lifestyle that I won’t TRY to do better – but for right now, what I can do is ENOUGH.
Life Lessons by AwePost