The essential ingredients of life revolves around a sense of belonging. When we work together to achieve the common good, such as courtesy, kindness, food and shelter, we can accomplish most anything. All people have basic needs. All matter.
When things seem to be spinning out of control, know that we are being tested. Take care of yourself. Take care of others. Change your bad habits. Both physical and mental health are crucial to your success and well-being. Step away from the media or limit the amount of time catching up on current affairs. Be optimistic and realistic but don't keep your head in the sand. Confidants and colleagues can be a source of strength. Prayer, meditation, or whatever works best for you can be comforting. When the world seems like it is spinning out of control, don't lose yourself. Be calm. Stay cool. Use your head and not your mouth. Not all experts are experts. If you believe in prayer - pray. If you believe in mediation - mediate. If what you hear doesn't sound right - pay attention to your gut. Take care of yourself. Don't let anyone impose their personal beliefs on you or your loved ones.
In Medieval times, drama was a way of life. We are so much better than that. People have unique personalities. Recognize differences. When mistakes are made it takes courage to admit you're wrong. Vulnerability is real. Let me share a true story.
My dear friend was the daughter of a minister. Her mother played the organ. She was raised with moral values, got married, and had children. Together they passed on their moral values. One of the children was going through tough times and the world seemed to be spinning out of control. She didn't know it, but her very intelligent daughter joined a cult. They all lived in hell for years but eventually, she did come out of it. It took a lot of counseling, faith, hope, and prayers. Kids are in need of family members who they trust. They need to know they are loved. People and homes can survive with or without technology. In this changing world leadership begins at home.---Patricia Feager