There are times, days, moments even, when you realize that life is good, and everything is as it should be. Then there are times when you’re in the midst of an upheaval so catastrophic you can barely remember to breathe.

Remember those good times, days, and moments. Sear them into your brain and soul. Remember how you felt, the smells around you, what you saw through your eyes. Remember and remember so when you’re in the midst of an upheaval you can retrieve those good times and calm your soul.

Once you’ve calmed, you can then see what needs to be done, and how you’re going to do it.

I’ve never achieved perfect serenity, but I have achieved calmness in the midst of chaos. And to me, that is a pretty good accomplishment.

About Tricia Ransom

Patricia Ransom: wife, daughter, friend. Learning, laughing, living. Chicago, Illinois, downstate. Townie, urbanite, traveller. Note: The opinions expressed on this blog belong solely to me and should not be assumed to reflect the opinions of any of my employers past, current, or future.
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