In difficult times, don’t focus on things you can’t control. Focus on things you do control.
Put your head down, work, contribute, make a difference and keep the economy going. Be safe and careful but don’t spend all your time following updates and news releases.
I am a teacher.
I have classes to teach, models to build, work to do.
I control the time I spend doing a better job as a teacher, building better models, engaging my students, changing their world.
I can choose to walk away from that obligation and switch to worrier mode. Or I can be the best teacher I can be for the young men and women entrusted to my care.
You have a choice.
Worrying about the end of the world is not going to change anything. It may just bring more darkness to your world. But your contribution to changing things within your circle of light very well may lead to a better world.
Share and spread the light. Fight the darkness.
Sometimes one word is all that it takes.
My favorite line from all the movies I have seen in recent years.
“Which wolf will you feed…”
If you haven’t heard this line before, look up the film. If you haven’t seen the film, go see it. If you don’t know what I am talking about, treat it as a homework assignment.
Be grateful for all that we do have.
Look around. Find things that we should be thankful for. Love, family, friends, health, children but most of all hope.
Hope that by His Grace this too shall pass.
Be kind, gentle and generous. Remember that despite the news coverage and the widespread panic, we all have much more than we need.
In dark times be the hand that shares not takes.
Be a torchbearer.
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