I am now an “empty nester” after being a single parent for many years and the new situation provides me with more time to devote to work and extracurricular studies, and related accomplishments.
I think I best show family, friends, and work colleagues that I care through steadfast commitment to the relationship. I think I best show acquaintances, neighbors, and people I don’t know that I care by my words and actions.
I think the Word for the Day today summarizes (a big part of) it quite well.
Family and friends thank me for meals when we visit — I think the thank you is not only for the meal but, more importantly, also the time together. There might just be (a lot) more to a “Thank you”, depending upon the context, people involved and their shared history. Gratefulness grows with a thank you.
Reversing the question, I have noticed that my daughter has consistently, for several months now, responsibly chosen the path of good health and wellness, including/related also a more positive outlook about “life”, and I am deeply grateful, and happy for and proud of her.
Honest reflection of my own journeys, sympathy and empathy for my fellow human being, and acknowledgment/belief that the journeys of others, while distinct and unique, can be generalized in some manner to opportunities and challenges that we all navigate in varying degrees.
I cherish going on walks with my children – always a good time – they are now young adults and I think they both also cherish our walks as well – I am thankful for that
By filling it with activities focused on meaning, purpose, connection, and care
A truly challenging question! I am quite dependent upon a fair amount of infrastructure and machinery simply to obtain and manage many fundamental essentials and conventional (assumed) comforts. Are they truly essential to me? Upon reflection, many are. So, what is truly essential to me is the creative power of humanity, past, present, and future.
Purposeful pauses each day.
What a great movie and great person. The movie deeply moved me, and inspired me to be more courageous for others, and myself. Thank you!
Thank you! I could read and re-read this note. It’s a very helpful message for me.
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