My sister’s Bichon Frise, Noel, who had to be put down today. She and Noel shared fifteen years of loving companionship and I’m so grateful for that.
Be openly affirming of close ones, acquaintances, public officials at every opportunity! Make the good vibes the most audible and visible.
Every time I witness goodness prevailing.
I feel it’s more WHO than what I want to look at – to regard -more deeply today, Response: eyes, smiles, laughs, expressions of joy, worry, affection, vitality, weariness ….in the faces of those I meet today (with and without masks).
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Well in this middle of the night moment of clarity, it appears to be me. Time to be kind to be myself in relation to a sibling where there is hardly any reciprocity. Sad to say the healthy choice for me is to minimize my emotional investment in the relationship. First step: stop following on social media. I feel better already!
Being part of something bigger than myself with other people. Like now – working hard for an awesome climate activist in the hope of getting her elected to Parliament.
Oh let’s see. Just the total transformation of systems and priorities — from extraction to regeneration, from a domination paradigm to an equality paradigm, from me to we, from pretend democracy to real democracy, from too few having too much to everyone having sufficient.
There are layers and layers of injustices that move me to read incessantly, contribute financially, and engage in quiet informed activism. A federal election has been called in Canada and I will be a hands on, feet on the ground campaigner for a climate activist in the hope of electing her to Parliament.
A nap! Down I go.
Being back home after time away even if it was full of delights.
Reminded again of these wise words:
Just to be is blessing
Just to live is holy
-Abraham Joshua Heschel
Right on Linda!
Your response is wise Holly. My family also mythologizes wounds – I appreciate the cogent language. Thank you for giving me a thread to pull on.
Thanks Holly. I appreciate the affirmation!
Cluck on your profile Antoinette!
“notice good things along the way.”
Simple. Thanks Holly.
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