This seems to be the way life works....confidence, anxiety....orderly, messy....generous, frightened. Through the years the yaw* has narrowed as I get more efficient at choosing my response to a situation, identifying alternative actions that are kinder than my gut reaction, and am tenderly schooled by the Spirit of God to become more deeply the person I was created to be.
My prayer for us today:
Eternal God, You must find our hurrying gently humorous since You are the Lord of all time. Help me to be kind to my self, taking care to trust You will help get the important stuff done and the rest does not matter. Thank you for each person you send my way, Lord, whether they offer me a moment of kindness or an opportunity to show mercy. Thank you for being my ever trustworthy core of peace and hope and joy and love. AMEN
* Yaw: a twisting or oscillation of a moving ship or aircraft around a vertical axis.