Keep things in perspective

You know how it is.
Some days seem overwhelming.   You misunderstood your editor’s instructions and botched a job.   An assignment fell through. Your book is going OP.   The computer ate your draft.
One day last week, my editor, Susan, must have detected a note of frantic in my voice.  She sent me the following quote:
“All will be well and all manner of things shall be well.”
It sounded familiar, so I went on a hunt.  It is a reference to Julian of Norwich, who said, “All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.”   She wrote this after she had a vision that God was holding the world, the size of a hazelnut, in His hand.
Right now, it is easy to worry.  The economy may be rebounding for someone somewhere, but I haven’t noticed.   Swine flu has the media on a rampage and people in fear.    I’ve spoken to a lot of people this week who are on the edge.   Who knows what else is around the corner?
Repeat after me.
“All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.”
Really.
“All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.”
Focus outward.
“All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.”
–SueBE