Complete disorder and confusion.  Behavior so unpredictable as to appear random.  The formless matter supposed to have existed before the creation of the universe.  2020.

These are all definitions of chaos. 

If we weren’t feeling swamped and a bit overwhelmed in 2019, we sure are now.  COVID, George Floyd, social media, the election cycle, murder hornets, oil spills, not to mention whatever you’ve got going on in your life.  Add-ons for me include a new baby and the death of my brother.  This has been a chaotic time.  

As we look for the way forward, for solutions, it’s important to keep this in mind; the solution to chaos and complexity is not more complexity.  Complicated solutions are not sustainable.  They don’t fit into our lives.  

Instead, we should start small.  You and I can’t fix racism, but we can stop tolerating racist jokes.  You and I can’t fix politics, but we can start educating ourselves on the issues and voting in every election.  We can’t get back in shape overnight, but we can start walking every morning and packing a lunch.  We can’t get out of debt tomorrow, but we can get our budget and cash flow under control. 

We want to do the right things.  We want to make good decisions.  We need to find sustainable solutions that fit into our lives.  Starting small and getting started today is doable.  

We can do this.  You can do this.