I don’t believe in destiny
Or the guiding hand of fate
I don’t believe in forever
Or love as a mystical state
I don’t believe in the stars or the planets
Or Angels watching from above
But I believe that there is a ghost of a chance
We can find someone to love
And make it last
– Neil Peart
The heat has been intense. I took my temperature and was surprised and pleased that I was right where I should be. Still, the combination of illnesses and deaths of friends and clients, our political system’s inability to generate qualified candidates, and a government that wants to put me out of business could have had a real impact on my internal thermostat. But I’m fine, about as relaxed as I’ve ever been.
It is at a moment like this, when you realize that your internal well-being and balance aren’t being thrown by the extensive external pressures you are encountering, that proves the value of your support team. I am incredibly lucky. I am surrounded by people who understand that we are all a part of something bigger than ourselves and are more than willing to help me find my particular role.
Can the stability you find in one environment allow you to better cope with the chaos in others? I think so. And if you find that person or persons who choose to create that safe-haven, that oasis of peace in your world, then it is important to acknowledge their place in your life and your appreciation for everything they do.
If you let people know how thankful you are, there is a ghost of a chance that they will still be there tomorrow.