Grateful for my 2 kids, 2 granddaughters, 2 brothers and their wives and step-families, granddog, friends, and Brother David
Having a safe place to be with my feelings. Having more time than usual [!] to be alone with my feelings. Am hoping to make at least a tiny contribution to the understanding that Black Lives Matter
By continuing to work on my anti-racism. By becoming more informed about anti-racism issues and organizations. Thanks to the gratefulness team for today’s quote: As long as I’m alive, I will continue to try to understand more because the work of the heart is never done.
It would be wonderful if tomorrow could reflect the concern so many of us are feeling about the injustices to people of color. We have time now to spend more energy on such concerns, and I hope these concerns will bring some needed change!
After remembering what Br. David says about Hope – https://gratefulness.org/resource/on-pessimism-optimism-reality-from-the-shadow/ – I’m looking with fresh eyes at the paper I’m struggling to write!
It’s never too old to learn new things.
My dear kind one is an inspiration that I want to learn from
2 days – the day I moved the plants my young daughter had planted, with me, by the front door, and the day my young daughter and I were talking about having a party with her young friends and her parents’ adult friends, and I was never serious about it and I just went off on a walk with my husband.
They spoke to me, Kevin, thus: Having a safe place to be with my feelings. Having more time than usual [!] to be alone with my feelings. – and, what I didn’t say above: being distant from a dear family member who lives only a few blocks away but wants space from me. My feelings have gone this way and that, regarding the dear one, over and over, and my compassion has grown [a lot? hopefully].
Hamster wheel! Delightful! I wonder if they make big ones for guinea pigs, and wha...
Hamster wheel! Delightful! I wonder if they make big ones for guinea pigs, and what my piggies would think of it.
I’m glad for you, ‘Cheetah!’ Indeed, I enjoyed ‘Untamed,’ especially the parts about racism – thank you and hugs!
Ah, yes, Katrina! This ‘vacation’ looks like it will go on and on. Warm wishes for your success, and a hug –
Wow, Howie – those are heavy reflections. May peace be with you – and a hug!
Yes, slawrence! May your past resentments die with your dad’s death! I worked toward that goal with my mother, and I’m delighted to have succeeded, partly because of the amazing time I spent with her on her last day, thanks to my daughter and son-in-law.
Dear Hot Sauce, I’ll recommend Br. David on Hope! https://gratefulness.org/resource/on-pessimism-optimism-reality-from-the-shadow/
– Brother David
Pretty funny, Kevin, and so true!
Not a ‘Spring chicken’ any more – how true! I quit climbing the stairs to my 4th floor condo, because my knees are too valuable to use that way; but stair-climbing was my fav form of aerobic exercise, which is also important. Thanks Devy – hugs!
Yes, Cathy, my ex used to say ‘comparisons are odious,’ tho he tended to make comparisons.
Indeed, sunnypatti – maybe everything happens so perfectly, partly because of the hard times we can look back on and be so grateful they have passed.
Yes, celebrating communion for her would have been a fun memory, but what you did[n’t] do was fine, too. Maybe you can enjoy imagining what the communion would have been like.
It IS wonderful to have moved beyond an unhappy place and to be able to rejoice in not being there. But my unhappy place wasn’t as bad.
Gack! I hope that’s not part of your back problem! You and Houdini…
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