We are not the first to struggle, and we will not be the last. Here’s some images I’ve taken heart from. I hope you do, too. Continue reading
First, an announcement. After several years of blogging 2-4 times a month, I am shifting my writing practice. I will be moving away from short, frequent posts into a rhythm of longer monthly posts. This will allow me to dig deeper and to balance this blog with the many other writing projects I am engaged in. I hope you enjoy! And now, onto the meat of this post: gratitude.
I understand. It’s hard to be grateful right now. Disasters, whether they are environmental, political, or violent, abound. There is a lot to be afraid of. A lot to be angry about. I, too, am both fearful and enraged in turn.
But I also know that those emotional states are not sustainable. Continue reading
- Who do you consider your family?
- How is your relationship with your family?
- What are your core needs around your home? Do the people you live with respect them?
Probably the most complicated questions about how to behave in my life revolve around other people’s children. I generally have compatible ethics with my friends, so I can manage teaching moments and reprimands without too much tension there. But my job, which also involves other people’s children, is much trickier. Continue reading
1. When is a time you have acted with bravery? How did you feel about it?
2. When have you acted with cowardice? How did you feel about it?
3. What courageous action best serves your community in this moment?
Share in the comments.