We are kicking off this Thanksgiving week with a reminder to stay in the moment. With so much chaos, it is probably a good idea to focus on the things that matter: family, friends, faith, and gratefulness.
How do we learn the patience to truly focus? The Philokalia gives us some direction:
“We should realize that God’s grace is disciplining us, teaching us to be humble and to recognize whence we receive our strength and knowledge, “so that we should rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead.” 2 Corinthians 1:9
And if that doesn't work, try playing a little UNO! It worked for me yesterday, thanks to my daughter, Mercy!