Humor is a good one, Malag. I will offer that to the day as well!
I stay in touch with friends, all of whom are suffering under the raging fires here in the Northwest.
It is important to me to financially support reputable and truthful news sources. I have always been in the helping professions and it is a core value of mine to reach out and help others. Staying fit is important for my long term health and I do all I can to maintain that so as not to be a burden on others.
I have been making phone calls to all my friends just to check in during the crazy fire events up here in the Pacific NW. It seems to mean a lot to them–I will keep doing it.
It seems that as I get older, I remember more of my failings and then beat myself up over them. I have had a productive life dedicated to helping others, yet what I focus on is all the things I didn’t do and the ways that I failed others. It has become a habit, and it makes me very sad.
I live in the Pacific Northwest where we are suffering under a heavy blanket of smoke from all the wildfires. You see the best and worst of humanity during times like this. Life is precious, and it can be lost in an instant.
Everyone has enough to eat, clean water to drink, and the funds to send their children to school.
I will stay in better touch with my friends and family. It is easy to forget what is important–relationships–in the midst of a pandemic AND the fires that are raging in my state.
In addition to the few unwelcome pounds that have come during this time (!), I am also learning to just be. I can do, or not do. It doesn’t really matter in the time of COVID. Life has slowed down and it is ok.
Food, shelter, love, and enough money to get what I need in life. I am very fortunate, I know.
I make art so it is central to my life. It is a wonder to make things that come from a different part of me–the art takes over and I am continually amazed at what comes out of my endeavors.
The evenings, especially in the summer. The day winds down, the leaves shimmer as a breeze comes up, the sun sends out long shadows across the lawn as another lovely summer day comes to an end. A time to breathe and give thanks for the day.
I am an artist and craftperson and I am cleaning out and donating some of my many supplies. It feels good to make space, and also to know that someone will get great joy in receiving and using them.
Thank you (I know, it’s two words).
I can keep my footprint on the earth small and light.
I would call or write every friend and family member thanking them for all they meant to me over my lifetime.
The time President and Mrs. Obama were in the White House. I was so proud to be an American.
I am very fearful about the 2 political realities that are existing in our country today. I am grateful for the truth tellers like NPR and the NY Times, as they do ease my mind.
Call a very isolated friend. So simple, but it slips my mind too often. Thanks for the question today.
Yes! I am with you, DeVonna!
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