This week, the Cobb County Bar Association's Co-Chaplain Cleve Payne had the following advice for us on how to muster what he called "Covid civility":
"1- Remember you are not in this alone. We are in this together, so remember a smile and an acknowledgment of the frustration of another struggling human being can bring relief to them and bless you at the same time.
2- Find humor in your everyday life. Laughter is such good medicine. Watch a stand up comic on the tube. One of the favorite sources for my wife and me is Dry Bar Comedy - some excellent and clean comedy.
3- Give thanks daily. Make a list each day, and go over them in your mind or even repeat them out loud. You will be surprised what a positive effect it has on you. We in this country are so blessed and most of us in the middle or upper middle class are among the richest people in the world.
4- Do your best to find someone who will listen and let you pour out your frustrations and feelings. If you can appropriately pour out your heart aches and your frustrations, then you are much less likely to spew them out on opposing counsel, your client, your children or your spouse."
This is great advice for all of us. Moreover, I've found that, in times of struggle and frustration, it helps you to help others. Refocusing your energy on improving things for others helps your community and yourself - in mind, body, and spirit. For more information on what you can do in Cobb County right now, check out our resources at the bottom of this newsletter.
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