Empath Health Blog, Jim Andrews

Suncoast Hospice Director of Spiritual Care Jim Andrews

Remember these lyrics from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical Oklahoma?

Oh what a beautiful morning
Oh what a beautiful day
I’ve got a beautiful feeling
Everything’s going my way

We have all had those clear-sky days when we are feeling full of life and everything around us seems glorious and quivering with anticipation. We have all probably also experienced the unfortunate corollary which would go something like this:

Oh what a horrible morning
Oh what a miserable day
I’ve got a horrible feeling
Nothing is going my way

If you are having a first stanza kind of day, then enjoy! If you are having a second stanza kind of day, then all we can do is let ourselves feel what we are feeling, accept that this is a difficult time and know that it won’t last forever, and choose to be guided by love even in the midst of our struggles.

Have a great week, everyone!