Do what you can

Do what you can,
with what you have,
where you are.  
Theodore Roosevelt

These are overwhelming times.
The guidelines and protocols surrounding the virus.
The shifts in social awareness around justice issues.
The continuing polarization of political ideologies.
Economic uncertainty.
(not to mention the pile of unfolded laundry on the dryer)

It is challenging to know what to do, how we can help, 
what our contribution can be, and how to feel calm within all the storms.

Wanting to save the world, 
care for others and make decisions that support our own well being
can leave us feeling unable to make any decisions.
Admit it’s challenging.
Take another breath.

Start small.
Trust your heart to lead your actions.
Do what you can.

Clearing by Martha Postlewaite

Do not try to save
the whole world
or do anything grandiose.
Instead, create
a clearing
in the dense forest
of your life
and wait there,
until the song
that is your life
falls into your own cupped hands
and you recognize and greet it.
Only then will you know
how to give yourself
to this world
so worth of rescue.