Weekday #3 of our quarantine

Weekday 3 of our quarantine: Each day I see over and over again to people that just aren’t taking our situation with the virus seriously. It bothers me. I want to fix it and I can’t. I can’t control them. The only thing I can control is how I respond to it.

For those that know me well, know that for years I struggled with drugs and alcohol. Early on in recovery they teach you a simple prayer that I have to remember and use years after I learned it: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”  You see, I cannot control them, I can only control my thoughts and my actions.

Which leads to my next struggle, and that is I get negative and disturbed towards them and that doesn’t help. Again, over my years of sobriety I have learned that gratitude goes a lot further than grumbling. 

Finding ways to be grateful keeps me in a better position to help others. Obviously, the ones ignoring our situation are just going to be those that choose to ignore the situation. I want to focus on the ones I can help. I ask myself each day: “Who can I reach out to today and make certain they are Okay? Who can I reach out to today that will realize someone cares? Who can I reach out to today who may be struggling and I can help out?” 

These are the thoughts I want to focus on today, the ability and gift to help someone versus grumbling about the ones I cannot change.

It’s my choice today so I wish you a wonderful and healthy day today.

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I sell windows & doors differently - understanding every home is unique, every situation is unique and it's not about the material or the window, it is the experience and result it provides for the customer that is most important. Whether it be a replacement window it isn't a matter of putting a standard size window into a hole in the wall. It's a matter of expertly fitting a custom window into the home with care, respect, and being professional it was creates the real experience people want when it comes to working in ones home.

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