Oh my stars, my friends. My mind is overwhelmed. Today I need to put the news on mute. It is sunny today in Phoenix, and I plan to do some yard work and take my dogs for multiple walks. I have business to attend to, chores, and so much more. I can tell I need God’s Vitamin D, because my mind just keeps going from pillar to post. Even prayer time is wacky. I think I have let it all get to me. Perhaps you are overwhelmed, too.
I remember feeling this overwhelming jittery feeling after 9/11. I was sitting and watching the news almost around the clock. Pretty soon, I couldn’t complete any tasks. Is it any wonder that was the impact of being immersed in it all? At some point you just have to do something more normal. Granted, I have been continuing to do my usual tasks. My business related tasks have been somewhat neglected, partially out of hesitancy.
But today is Monday and I must not let things crush me. I need to take advantage of the opportunity that isolation provides. We have so many tasks around the house that have been neglected for months. NOW is the time. Today is the day to begin all of that. I must, even though my first inclination is to sit and stare at the news. I guess I keep watching in the hopes that it will all magically, miraculously be fixed. Silly, isn’t it?
While the scientists, medical professionals, and lawmakers work on all of this, I must catch up at home. I must reach out to those needing help in my own way through my business. I must declutter, spring clean, get files and photos scanned. I must, of course, continue to stay in touch with loved ones. Through it all today, I am going to put on some music that lifts my heart. What music? I am glad you asked. I love showtunes, folk music, some rock, some country, Christian music, Gershwin, Aaron Copland, James Taylor, Neil Diamond, Carole King, Melissa Ethridge, Simon and Garfunkel, Barry Manilow, and tons more. All of those are better for my mood than more news coverage.
Give yourself permission to reconnect with what lifts your spirits today. The world needs you, dear friends. I send you lots of love.