As challenging as this all is, trying to stay in the present is a worthwhile endeavor. I’m finding that some of the stress I feel about little things that I should/could do is losing it potency. All I have is NOW, and usually that’s pretty good.
There’s a humorous side to all of this. We are catsitting for the week and believe me, this wonderful, affectionate cat is keeping me in the present. In she comes, interrupting my prayer time. The operative NOW is “scratch my chin” not “breathe-in, breathe-out.”