And this is life.
I find that I am consoling myself with countdowns - twenty days to this; twenty-six days to that; forty days to the next thing - but I don't prefer living looking ahead like that because it means I lose focus on the now, and there is always so much wonderful in right here. I don't want to miss it.
So I take deep breaths and look at this page and put words on it that serve as anchors: pulling me back to now, keeping me in today because today is the only day that really matters.
Abba, my shepherd, is mine. There is nothing else I need.