No news yet. Still waiting. There are worse fates.
Keeping positive in a potentially negative situation is not impossible ... just challenging. :-)
We must acknowledge our anxiety and realize it is merely being human.
Deep breathing exercises are helpful ... no hyperventilation allowed though!
Focus on helping others while we wait.
Focus on endeavors that we once found enjoyable and might take our minds off the wait.
Then there is my writing and sometimes Samuel McCord's words come back to help me:
WHAT GOD LEFT UNTOLD
We live in an ocean and hours are the islands, linked in ways we cannot imagine while we are hopping one from the other.
It is only in looking back that we can see the path we took … and whether it was a wise one or not.
The Lakota call God the Great Mystery. I do, too. I am a man or I once was. What I am now is a mystery to me. And maybe to the Great Mystery as well.
But men are creatures who tell stories. This is a gift from the Great Mystery, who spoke our species into being, but left the end of our story untold.
Perhaps that is why the Lakota call Him The Great Mystery. Anyway, that mystery troubles us.
How could it not? Without the final part, how are we supposed to make sense of all that went before: which is to say, our lives?
So we make stories of our own, in stumbling imitation of our Maker, hoping that we'll tell, by chance, what God left untold.
And finishing our tale, come to understand why we were born. Maybe it will work. Maybe not. Only the Great Mystery knows, and He comes by His name naturally.