Through shifting changes, we occasionally forget everything will be okay.
We tend to highlight what’s still not resolved, what’s imperfect, or what may or may not be coming. We underrate the blessings in our lives, and become overly impacted by what still hasn’t fallen into place. It’s easy to lose perspective on how good we have it when our focus is on what’s lacking.
Sometimes the fluctuating parts of our lives feel too great. We’re simply not sure what’s going to happen or what we’re going to do in a situation. We feel frozen between the different paths, sit on the sidelines in our indecision and become inundated by fear.
But consider this.
Chances are, you’re more blessed than how you’re viewing the situation at the moment.
We forget that we have fresh air to breathe, clean water to drink, a roof over our heads. Many of us take for granted that we have the capacity and freedom to think, speak, and do as we wish. We don’t realize we have everything we need to get through the day. We think we need to have it all figured out when today is all that really matters in this moment.
For today, everything will be okay.
For today, you have everything you need. Let go of what you don’t know, and for today, just do what you can to move yourself forward—just the next small step and maybe another one after that. Even though it may not seem like much, the days of small steps will add up.
Through focusing just on what you can do today, you eliminate the worry on what you cannot possibly know yet. With one step at a time, you’ll see a little more over the horizon each day.
It’s easy to want more.
I’ve been there. I tend to think I’m never doing enough, that I could be making more progress. This can be beneficial in some ways, but damaging in enjoying the process while uncovering and building day by day, step by step.
In these moments, I have to remind myself that everything will be okay. I need to be at peace with the questions and unknowns, and trust that I’ll know what to do when the time comes.
For today, we only need to focus on what’s in front of us. Forget the rest, and know that everything will be okay.