What Can I Do?

If we have the desire to ask this question of our self, when we see a problem, but don’t know where to start, then we need only to consider a few things.

Our individual answer to this question doesn’t start with looking at what others are doing. That can be helpful later on, but it’s not the beginning of our own answer. The individual answer also doesn’t come from thinking we have to do something grand and wondrous, media-worthy and overwhelming.

The individual answer to the question, “What can I do?” starts with our own lap.

What do we have in our lap, right now, in this moment? What do we have in our own life, our own environment, our own circle, our own world, our own refrigerator, our own garage, our own daily routine? In other words, what do we have sitting in our own lap? What do we have in front of us? What do we have in our hands, right now?

“What can I do?” doesn’t call for great tasks, it calls for 1 person to do 1 thing on 1 day. This is where we begin. We be our own individual 1 person, and do 1 thing on 1 day.  And that 1 thing, comes from only within our own heart and mind, and we can only get that when we quiet ourselves and take those moments needed, and ask our self THE question, “What can I do?”

We may not have the answer right away, unless we’ve been asking our self this question over and over for some time. Of course, if we need help to get to that moment where we have our answer, we can quiet our self, and give our self a chance to listen to our own heart and our own mind.

It can help to turn off the phone, turn off the TV, turn off sound and sit quietly, resting in thought.  I say, ‘quietly’ in case it comes as a whisper of a thought.

The answer to “What can I do?” is uniquely our own thing to do. We own our 1 thing to do on this 1 day. It is ours alone.

Yes, there are many ways that we can join with others. If our own 1 thing is to join with others, then it is our own. But, if we join with others, without first getting a sense of what is unique about our own 1 thing to do, then we are doing someone else’s 1 thing.

Sit among the trees, listen to the birds, sit quietly for however long it takes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, or 30 minutes. And then, if we think about what is in front of our self – right there directly in front of our self – in our lap – to do, and if we’re willing, then we can try that ‘something’ which could be our own 1 thing in our own lap.

Don’t be surprised if it’s not great or big. It’s the simple things that 1 person can get done. Simply, listen to yourself within for this something one person can do.

What can I do? I can be me – 1 person, and try doing that which is right in front of me, in my own lap.


 “There will never be a day that we can stop hatred and violence in the world by opposing it using hatred and violence.”  (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2015, by Jodie Senkyrik)

“Blessed are the open-minded for an Infinite God fills this mind with as many of His wonders as He can.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2013, by Jodie Senkyrik)

“God does more good, than any politician ever could.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2013, by Jodie Senkyrik)

“Going within, and asking for answers is not a test of whether God will answer.  It’s a test of whether we will listen. ” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2013, by Jodie Senkyrik)

A Prayer

A prayer for anyone who struggles in these times

Lord, thank you for your kindness to us, and for your presence in our lives, even when we are scared and concerned.  Thank you for your patience with us, your understanding of our struggles and for your joy of being in our lives.  Thank you for your love that is so vast and so deep.  Thank you for all of this and more that you pour forth to us with no ending.  Thank you.