I have friends who are unsure where they will be living in June. The houses they are renting are being sold out from under them and rental homes are almost non existent in this little community. When I feel uncertainty, I flail around inside my brain for things that are certain. It is helpful to remind myself of those things, in fact I must decide that there are things in my life that I can count on.
- Noticing my breath is certain.
- Prayer is always available.
- The sun comes up every morning.
- Change is certain
The list seems short this morning and number four is a little unnerving. On the other hand, if I am mired in a negative place, knowing that change is certain is comforting.
As short as this list is, I decide how powerful these few certainties are in my life. They can make change bearable.
I write on Fridays with a large group who inspire me. Only five minutes and without much thought to perfection. I write, prompted by one word that sends my thoughts to the keyboard and hopefully make sense.