21 September

Bedlam Morning. My Mantra For Beating Fear And Gloom Back

by Jon Katz

It always pays off for me to get up early and see the sunrise over the old Red Barn.

Every morning, I say my Mantra or some version of it. I don’t whine about the pandemic or politics or floods or fires or drought. Everyone has it worse than I do

Those are not things I can control. They are sad and awful things, but I am the master of my feelings and hopes, no one else.

I think of two positive things.

I think of two things I love.

I think of two things that love me.

I remind myself to stay strong.

I remind myself to stay from people who can’t feel hope.

I stay away from people who speak poorly of their lives.

I plan at least one good thing – a small act of great kindness –  a day for someone needy and vulnerable.

I ask myself who I wish to be today and thank myself for being a better human.

I think of gratitude and all the things I have in my life.

My mantra is an excellent way to start the day.

I hug my dogs.


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