Mocha Angels 365. Day 73.

My late grandmother Annie Lee Lighting used to say to me, “Baby, we is living in the end times. You say your prayers every night. You hear me?”

“Yes, Grandma. I hear you,” I would say.

It’s not the end times, but it damn sure feels like it.

Breathe. Turn off the news. Read a book. Play board games. Write what you are grateful for in a gratitude journal. Don’t read social media conspiracy theories. Go out in nature. Spend time with people you love.

It’s time to connect with loved ones. If there’s anything good about all this craziness is that we see how much we all need each other.

Let me know how the coronavirus has changed life in your city or at your job. (((hugs)))

Mocha Angels 365. Day 65.

A friend of mine said the above quote last Sunday. I’ve been thinking about it ever since. February was a most stressful month. In the end, everything worked out, through a mix of hard work, completing all that I had to do, being proactive, and intuition.

I can’t say I was trusting the entire month. It certainly would have been easier had I been.

Is trust the opposite of anxiety? Trust, to me, is the definition of faith. Faith is the evidence of things unseen. You still have to do your part while dealing with a difficult situation, all the while trusting things will work out for the best.

What do you think? Is the opposite of anxiety really trust? Is it faith or love or calm, or something else? All of the above?

Mocha Angels 365. Day 27.

Hope is the last thing to die. When all hope is gone, that’s when people check out of life.

Hope is the emotion that keeps us hanging on even when we are bone tired. When the money is gone, there’s no food in the house, addiction has us in it’s grip, grief has us crying every night, children are sick, collection notices are in the mailbox, or layoffs just occurred, we continue to have hope. Without hope, we wouldn’t take a chance on love, bear children, or continue to live. Hope is the belief that life will get better and improve.

Hope is a sister to faith which is the evidence of things unseen. Faith is a cousin to compassion which is seeing the God in the other person. Love is the parent of all three. If your hope is fading, contact someone you love, or who you know loves you. Trust and believe love will lead you back.