Times like these (and, who knew that we would be living in such times?), I tend to turn to the old favorites. And one of mine – actually, I think I read it at our high school graduation as the “benediction” (even though I went to a non-religious very public high school) – is Desiderata.
“GO PLACIDLY amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.”
“And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”