At the supermarket today I ran into a man from church. He said, "I am doing the very best I can. Are you doing the very best you can?" I said, "yes!" He said, "That's all God expects of us. So, we're in good hands, and the hands aren't Allstate!" *
My brother later told me he says this to everyone who asks how he's doing; but it stayed with me, especially struggling over an Easter week menu and trying not to leave out anything as I made out the shopping list. I was truly doing the best I could, and I his silly little remark helped me to feel more settled afterward.
And then I bought some pretty jonquils.
* A well-known insurance company in the U.S, whose slogan is "You're in good hands with Allstate."