The dark cloud has returned to hover over my household 'til the 1st of next month. A part of me truly wants to banish it from anywhere near me. But...it has no other place to hover 'til next week. So, what do I do? Tolerate the spiritual discomfort I feel in its presence? Push it as far away from me as possible? The God in me knows what I should do. And I shall follow its directive: extend my hand to pull the cloud closer to GOODNESS & LIGHT. Compassion is not easy to come by; because it requires a great deal of strength to muster. I am strong. I am compassionate. I will allow the dark cloud to linger a week longer. Perhaps in that time frame, the dark cloud will lighten up a bit. Or...if we're both lucky...a lot.