If I were a pray-er, I would pray: ‘Let me not complain’

Let me not complain about my increased car diesel, heating oil, electricity costs.

Instead I will walk instead of drive

Zoom instead of travel far

Wear an extra layer of clothes to  keep warm

Have shorter showers, fewer baths

appreciate the fuel I have

Let me not complain about emptier shop shelves

Instead I will home cook and freeze more

buy local, seasonal produce

appreciate the food I have

Let me not complain about my house

Instead I will tend it

enjoy it

share it with anyone who needs a home

and appreciate the warmth and safety I have

Let me not complain

for I am safe, and loved and warm