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.