That I am growing less patient in my older age! Not a trait I embrace, for sure, but it is there, waiting to jump out any time I feel anxious or afraid. Time to stop and take a breath before reacting. Now if I can just remember this next time…
I need one of these! My monkey mind is all over the place when I try to sit still and meditate.
I am grateful every day for the many gifts in my life–good air to breathe, lack of war, good friends, loving family.
Kindness and caring about others. Teaching. Nurturing friendships. Reaching out to others. (I would hope I continue to do this until my time on this earth is over).
The idea of “Who owns this problem? is a great first step in resolving a conflict. I have a current situation for which this question is perfect–thank you!
Be kind. Help others. I live by these principles.
I am thankful for my husband, who has been a loving presence in my life for 34 years! For my friends and family, without whom I would not be who I am today.
It certainly leaves space for thinking about other things!
My wonderful friends are my community. They are all forward thinking, progressive women who each make a difference in the world. I know our friendships bring us a lot of joy and energy that we then share with others through our good works.
My favorite one is letting people go in front of me at the grocery line when they have fewer items than I do. I was able to do this today. They are always so surprised and happy, and so am I!
I am much more at peace when I limit my news consumption. I can then see the joy around me and appreciate my life more.
My husband lives with chronic pain, which limits what he is able to do in life. It is a huge loss, as we used to be very active and do a lot of travel, hiking, and exploring our beautiful state. Now he prefers to stay home, as almost every activity aggravates his back pain. I do support him lovingly and I know it makes a difference. However, sometimes it is a lonely road, for both of us.
My grandson. He is a young actor, director and writer, and that in itself is a challenging way to make a living. However, he never quits, never gives up, and bounces back even after a big disappointment. He is an inspiration to my husband and me, and we are proud to be part of his support system. Watching him grow into the person he wants to be is truly inspiring.
I believe everyone has the right to be acknowledged. It is my practice to greet people and smile, on the street, in a store, etc. It surprises some people, but it often brings a smile to their face and perhaps a feeling of being seen.
I am preparing to make dozens of handmade Christmas cards, as I do each year. Collecting the supplies, looking for new ideas, and the overall excitement of seeing all the possibilities is one of my favorite times of the year!
I am a lot like my father, who helped so many people when they needed it. I look for ways to help others each day.
Yes! Whatever happened to thank you cards and letters??
That is good insight! I hope it helps today.
So sorry you broke your wrist, Barb. I know that is painful and hard to manage. I hope your surgery goes well.
What a great question your therapist asked you, Charlie. It is a nice reality check for all of us, isn’t it?
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