Times like these…

…it would be easy for me to

  • board up my emotional doors and windows;

  • adopt a siege mentality;

  • retreat to the Island of Donna, population: one;

  • barricade myself in the Obsessional, where I ponder the same thoughts/fears/resentments over and over until they wear a groove in my brain and poison my world from the inside out;

  • feel too overwhelmed and hopeless to do anything;

  • get so obsessed with protecting myself I forget other people are in the same boat–or worse–and there might be something I can do to help;

  • forget that there’s powerful magic in caring, sharing, helping, listening, and even the simplest acts of kindness

But just because it’s easy to do, doesn’t mean I have to do it.

Instead of letting times like these make me isolate myself in fear, distrust, and resentment, I can choose to…well, Dave says it better than I can:

 

 

 

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