Jack wrote this in February, 2006. To be honest, it feels almost insensitive to post given the events of the last couple of years, but since he wrote it over 15 years ago, I’ll post it anyway. –Jeanne
You made it.
No monsters, no drug-crazed uglies, no cancer from second-hand smoke, no cops kicking down the door with guns drawn interrupted your sleep-path to set you loose from this reality.
It’s another day, and all those things you feared haven’t robbed you of getting to plod through it as best you can.
There’s something to be learned from that:
All that worrying and fretting you were doing yesterday, being scared of germs, or bosses, or cars running over you, or terrorists from somewhere else in this madhouse crawling up on the beaches of America with butcher-knives clenched in their teeth didn’t come in and set off a bomb to destroy you, didn’t poison your water because they’re jealous of the perfect existence you have.
The economy didn’t collapse during the night, dissolving the value of that plastic card with the strip on back telling whether you like cream in your coffee and other essentials about you.
All’s well with the world. The things you worried over yesterday didn’t happen.
You might conclude all that worry and fear you allowed to sneak into your life yesterday to influence your thoughts and choices was wasted?
No. It did exactly what it was supposed to do.
All that fear caused you to project negative energy and anger all around you.
It helped you make lousy choices to give you more challenges for this life.
But the sun’s up for a new day. Time to decide whether to repeat yesterday, or leave some of that fear behind and try something else.