Mocha Angels 365. Day 77.

So my workplace has closed indefinitely. The governor has ordered all restaurants, bars, movie theaters, and gyms to closed until further notice. This is the right call. I’m taking the day to process my new reality.

Bottom line, I am grateful for what I do have. My kids and myself are safe. We have food and shelter. We are healthy. So I’ll let my Mocha Angels do the talking:

When you get caught up in worry, stress, anxiety, or other negative emotions, you are not focusing on God (or on the good in your life). Think of God (your good) instead of your problems. Choose to be loving, kind, grateful, and compassionate. Focusing on God-like qualities is what clears the path to a bright future.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Please let me know how the coronavirus is affecting you.

Mocha Angels 365. Day 75.

I am paraphrasing President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s quote from his first inaugural address on March 4, 1933. In reference to the economic depression that he inherited, President Roosevelt stated, “…let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself…” That statement is applicable now.

For now, my workplace is staying open. It’s a place that hundreds of people visit daily. I’m not happy about that. However, I am not afraid for my own health. Fear is not going to help me nor my children. If we have to self-quarantine, we will deal with it.

Stay informed, but don’t overwhelm yourself.

Find fun things to do.

Check on your neighbors.

Hug the people you love.

Most important: breathe.

Mocha Angels 365. Day 72.

My friend Janet once told me, “Turn your pain into art.” Without pain, there is no depth to creative work. It’s empty.

Contemporary examples in music are:

Quoting Mocha Angels Day 69, these artists have transmuted even bitter and heart-breaking experiences and conditions of life into spiritual loveliness.

So take what hurts and put it into song, poetry, photography, visual art, books, videos, or whatever you love.

Mocha Angels 365. Day 64.

(An oldie but a goodie!)

Everything that happens in your life is in Divine Order. What exactly does that mean? You may feel like you are bumbling around life, groping your way in the dark while wearing sunglasses, but you are not. When bad things happen, you have been given a golden opportunity to create something new.

For some of you reading this message, you have already created beauty out of chaos. That is what Divine Order means.

Mocha Angels 365. Day 54.

Day Seven of work.

An affirmation for work:

“In the infinity of life where I am, all is perfect, whole, and complete. My unique creative talents and abilities flow through me and are expressed in deeply satisfying ways. There are people out there who are always looking for services. I am always in demand and can pick and choose what I want to do. I earn good money doing what satisfies me. My work is a joy and a pleasure. All is well in my world.”

– Louise Hay, You Can Heal Your Life

Thank you for reading this series about work. Please let me know if it helped change how you think about your job.

The Work Series: