Singing In The Shower

  • I talk to people who have a slightly different perspective than mine but that don’t disagree with me. I know that may be shallow, but I really enjoy getting a broader view, but without the criticism or confrontation that sometimes comes with talking to someone whose political opinions are vastly different than mine. There is definitely a time for listening to those who think very differently than I do, but I can’t do that until I’m calmly centered and peaceful inside of myself.
  • Whenever I can, I get outside to exercise in the sunshine. I walk. I ride my bike. I enjoy watching people in Washington Park on their skateboards, roller skates, and unnamed contraptions zipping around the track joyously. I feel lucky to live here.
  • I focus on improving the relationships in my, now very small, circle. I spend time with my granddaughter who gives me joy! I avoid worrying about her future whenever I can.
  • I remind myself to stay in the present moment. My worrying will not change what’s going to happen tomorrow. My middle of the night ruminating about the future of our country will not fix it.
  • The present moment is the only place I can heal and make a difference. When there’s a task in front of me that is truly my “business” I will attend to it and do my best to do it with love and attention.

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