“Courage for the great sorrows of life, and patience for the small ones, and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” By Victor Hugo. Can that be applied as: courage for Covid-19 and the still rising numbers and patience for sheltering and dealing with everyday irritants. Prov. 3:5,6 adds texture to this quote, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.” Family wisdom just says straightly, “Mom, don’t personalize it!” Perhaps combining all this, I can say, It is easier to be brave and courageous when I am not looking at myself and spinning my wheels blaming myself unnecessarily but trusting that God is holding me and my friends in his hands as we travel through this period of challenge. He never sleeps and I certainly need to.