It is Good that You Are Here
Here is something to try that may help you deal with situations that are less than ideal that I learned from my hostess this weekend in Fairbanks. She said her Lenten practice is to remind herself that she is in these places-- these sick rooms, these contentious meetings, the grocery store, the borough office, a yoga session, a classroom, a daycare, the senior center, the post office, the trail, the cab of a snow plow, the clinic, a police car,the library, the cafe, the grocery store or the gas station-- at this moment-- for a reason. She can do some good. Especially when it appears sort of hopeless, she says to herself: "It is good that I'm here." And then does her best to make that true.