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Let's Just Do Today by Tammy Vice

Monday, September 26, 2022 1:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:34‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

Autism’s cousins are anxiety and OCD. Add the end of summer, pedal to the metal scheduling, returning to fall activities, and before long we are all hyperventilating. Every year that this season comes around, I have to remind myself that we don’t have to be present at every gathering.

Morgan checking her September calender

We are a family of planners. As I sat down with my mom for a visit recently, she pulled out her calendar. It had brightly colored highlighted circles on most of the days. I find myself checking my phone calendar regularly, still being surprised by upcoming events. And both of my girls are attached to their calendars.

Morgan has an ongoing list of dates she is looking forward to, and items she needs when she gets there. She becomes agitated when dwelling on things that are too far off. So. Do. I. When I feel like the ball is rolling out from under us, I call a break. We have both been working on this skill for a long time. We take a few deep breaths and say “Let’s Just Do Today”.

Fall Practice - S’mores in the backyard

Our backyard is the perfect “Just Do Today” spot. No calendars. No planners. Just calm, quiet, shady time.

To all our friends, Hope you’re able to get s’more backyard time this Fall.

Autumn Hugs! 

Know The Hope,


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