😟Anxiety is part of life. It stems from a desire to control all aspects and realizing you can’t.
I have experienced that in a real way the past week.
My kids stayed home from school with influenza A for a week.
Sorry about being able to pay the bills is always a struggle.
Tiredness and the inability to push through tasks frustrated me to no end.
Today is better. But I only accomplished 5% of what I wanted to get done.
The latest news about everything going all with the pandemic gave me perspective:
1️⃣ My problems pale in comparison to others.
Even our struggles with teaching our special needs children how to communicate and deal with daily tasks is nothing versus the struggle others are facing.
2️⃣ I still have my faith and my wife—both foundations for me to cling to in difficult times.
I trust in God that good will prevail. My wife is a special education teacher so she is having to face the reality of how to juggle students absences and their make-up work.
Focusing on sacrificing my work goals to alleviate her stress gives me peace.
A simple step I will take is to focus on smiling more—and getting others to smile back.
Reading the Scriptures helps provide me peace. Here is a Bible passage that gives me comfort—Matthew 6:25-34. I hope it helps bring you peace too.
How will you bring more cheer and less gloom in your life?