Got five minutes?
Not even that.
I can only ask…I can only invite…I can only encourage…I can only recommend.
Give a gift to yourself.
Put the list away. Erase, if possible, mentally, what aches you, what plagues you, what besmirches you.
Listen, if you will, to this young girl as she plays the trumpet.
And give thanks…for those whom you know who have served our country for the goodness and liberty and value of what we have. Give thanks to God for your own life and for the blessings of friendship—for friends who need you, who value you, who believe you give them purpose, yes even joy and hope.
The list can wait. The day can wait. Our lives can wait. Really. Just five minutes, not even that.
Give this as a gift to yourself before the first step in a new day.