How is May treating you? Unfortunately, May has been painful. Yes, it’s that serious. It has taken form in a number of ways–obnoxious allergies, professional rejections, memories of my grandmother on what would’ve been her 79th birthday, and worry for my son’s future due to recent politics and terrorism.

To ease my pain, I repeated my mantra It can only get better from here. For five minutes I felt okay, until I didn’t. What exactly is it and how can it be better? I can’t wait. Somebody please tell me what to do. I don’t have time for this!

And then she smiles. Durga watches me from the shelf. She is a Hindu warrior goddess. With just one stare, I feel better. I breathe better. I trust better. Yes, I TRUST. I trust that there’s something much greater than myself. I trust there’s a higher power who has my back. So I don’t know what’s to come, but at least there’s a deity perched on a lion holding deadly weapons leading the way. Not too shabby, right?

So when you’re feeling hopeless and need certainty,

This answer might prove to be super easy or very hard. Trusting in something or someone requires a lot of energy, especially when you’re running on empty. Nevertheless, trusting yourself (the best kind of trust!) to know that you can place your confidence in something or someone special could offer you lots of strength and direction when you need it the most. Trust could make you feel better, breathe better. Trust better.

Trust me.

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