My energy and thinking has been taken up by having to deal with illness in a family member. I realized, I am really powerless to affect any significant change here. I had to come to this conclusion as I am seeing my own health adversely affected. Time for the Serenity Prayer:
God grant me the power to
Accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.
We are often powerless to change events or other people. The only way to shape events is to control or change yourself. This would seem to be the beginning of insight and wisdom.
Have a blessed and peaceful Christmas and holiday.