I refuse to let the circumstances of this pandemic define, refine or confine who I am internally!
I refuse to let worry call the shots. Anxiety never accomplished anything positive in life!
I refuse to succumb to fear and its dictates. Fear cripples us, restrains us, disheartens us and defeats us. I want no partnership with fear.
I refuse to become cynical and negative. Snarky pessimism is a cold fog that obscures one’s vision and impedes forward movement.
I refuse to look for a place to lay blame, criticize the efforts of those who are trying or disparage the new challenges that surround me.
I refuse to read, watch or listen to round-the-clock news
I refuse to believe the sky is falling just because the Stock Market is.
I refuse to play the “woe-is-me” game – I’m breathing and eating. What more do I need?
I refuse to stop loving those around me whose lives and love sustain me on life’s toughest days.
I refuse to stop smiling, laughing and joking! It’s good medicine. Did you hear the one about…
I refuse to give up, let up, blow up, flare up or feel washed up.
I refuse to be hopeless – I will put my trust in God who is the same yesterday, today and forever. I will seek him, pray to him and follow him no matter what happens tomorrow!
By: Tom Ellsworth