My grandmother once gave me a tip…

I share a meditation below for this week, along with this question: 

What steps are guiding you through your days? What thoughts, values, rituals, traditions, or practices are keeping you company as we walk though this time of deep unknowns, on which none of us has walked before? Being conscious and articulate about what is keeping you steady, may give you even more clarity, courage and patience.   – Rev. Laurie

My grandmother once gave me a tip:
In difficult times, you move forward in small steps.
Do what you have to do, but little by little.
Don’t think about the future, or what may happen tomorrow.
Wash the dishes.
Remove the dust.
Write a letter.
Make a soup.
You see?
You are advancing step by step.
Take a step and stop.
Rest a little.
Praise yourself.
Take another step.
Then another.
You won’t notice, but your steps will grow more and more.
And the time will come when you can think about the future without crying.
~ Elena Mikhalkova, The Room of Ancient Keys