The Sky is not Falling, and the World is not Ending

Turn off your TV, take a sip of your coffee, and savor this moment in time.

Ken Kayse
4 min readJul 28, 2022


Stalks of purple lavender.
Photo by Božo Radić on Unsplash

No time to chill out.

Mornings are always hectic and adhere to a certain routine centered around shaving, showering, getting dressed, and trying to gobble down a piece of toast or a bowl of cereal before we dash out the front door, so we aren’t late for work.

If we have a spouse and/or children in the house, usually that means we have to sacrifice some of our precious sleep so we can get up early enough to make sure they get bathed, dressed, and have eaten before they go their separate ways to work or school.

Sometimes, our routine falls apart right away. We might send the kids out the door without combed hair, or wearing the wrong uniform, or some other unforeseen disaster will interrupt our plans for the day. Rainstorms are notoriously known for upsetting our apple carts.

Suddenly, we are thrust into making decisions we weren’t prepared to make.

Where’s your raincoat? Where’s your umbrella? Do you have enough gas in the tank to drop the kids off at school, and gas up again on your way to work? Or, if they get picked up by the school bus, can you drive them to their pickup spot and then sit with them in the car until the bus arrives, so they won’t get soaking wet?

All those worries add to your level of stress, and you haven’t even made it to work yet. Sheesh! Then, when you finally get there, a new set of problems will engulf your day in even more turmoil until, along about 3:00 p.m., you feel drained.

But your workday isn’t over yet. You still have a couple of hours left to get things done, so you can catch up with your ‘normal’ routine by the end of the day.

A picture of a woman in a white smock, leaning against a wall, next to a window, with her head tilted sideways and her eyes are closed — as if she was drained of energy.
Photo by Stacey Gabrielle Koenitz Rozells on Unsplash

Your energy sneaks away from you throughout the day because you are always trying to solve someone else’s problems, without giving any consideration…



Ken Kayse

When Life knocks you down, be a rubber ball and bounce up. I enjoy creativity and I love life! I write for fun and I live in the present. Try it you’ll like it.