Do you pause to think about your reactions, words and decisions? Sometimes I go back through an experience or conversation and think about how I felt, what I said and how I behaved because I want to consider if I’d do or say things differently. There have been more than a few times when I’ve done this reflective exercise and I’ve decided that what I said or did wasn’t really accurate to what was in my heart. At the same time, there are times when I’ve been reflective and come to the conclusion that I accurately reflected what was in my heart.
Sometimes, the world in which we live feels chaotic, stressful, uncertain and maybe even hostile. This can be really difficult to navigate, particularly when we have work challenges, family stresses, health struggles, financial difficulties, making important decisions for the future, along with loads more pressures. While I’m thankful that we’re moving forward in relation to recovering from the Covid pandemic, I also know that we can feel and be under tremendous stress in our daily living and we need divine help to keep the proverbial, “wheels on the bus.”