Self-focus diminishes joy. Think outside your own box of hard knocks. Take time to notice, appreciate, and be inspired by the marvelous beauty in the nature outside your door.
Many people have their mind full of negative, hostile, and harmful thoughts, but they aren’t mindful of it; they’re unaware. Intentionally fill your mind with uplifting thoughts and your heart with compassion and love.
A mask can be an air purifier, but if you’ll turn on your conscience, it will be a mind and heart purifier. Instead of using profanity to express disdain, perhaps it would be better to use uplifting words to build up and encourage people. Maybe it’s time to introduce antiprofanity into popular language: Praise the Lord, Hallelujah, Glory to God, etc.
Church creates “hearers of the word.” Ekklesia trains, equips, and releases “doers of the word and not hearers only.” Church is a religious institution that gradually evolved from the early Christian ekklesia and was solidified by Roman Emperor Constantine.