Stress, guilt, and I have been buddies for a long time. But today I managed to handle a potentially stressful situation without getting so wrapped up in it. I’ve learned to delegate without guilt and encourage without absorbing the other person’s tension.
Though my doctor says there is no scientific basis for it, I think my stressful lifestyle contributed to my leukemia as well as other health issues. It may not have given me leukemia, but I believe it weakened my system enough to allow some latent ailments I had to come to life.
So, at least for today, I’m letting go. I don’t have to handle everyone’s problems. I don’t have to fix things.
As my little brother once told me: “Yes, Jim, there is a God… and you’re not it.”