I, like many in the nation, am recovering from the recent election. I am looking for a way to make a difference in the next four years. I, like many in the nation, am discouraged.
But I, like others, must remember the wisdom and strength of those before us. A friend reminded me, when he sent me this Mexican proverb earlier today:
THEY TRIED TO BURY US.
THEY DIDN’T KNOW
WE WERE SEEDS.
For friends, those before us, wisdom to remain calm and peaceful, inspiration, perseverance… I am grateful. Currently, my greatest hope is that in four years, I will have the chance to admit I was wrong.
Joulie wasn’t feeling well today. She is fine, but it really made me realize how much she has grown on me. She is a wonderful little dog. Hyper, yes… wonderful none the less.
If you recall , I have a thing for Advent calendars. I’m not sure where that came from but I do. I love to make them and I make upwards of twenty or so each year. These are the three I finished this week.
My mother was asked by her granddaughter to consider writing down some of her early memories from childhood and her married life. She so far has written 38 pages. Quite an accomplishment when you consider she has one heck of a tremor and has difficulty writing even on a small-scale. I finished typing it today. I’m grateful that she can still do things like this and that her grandchildren are asking her to do it.
I didn’t get the Christmas Death Letter this year. I suspect my mother unpacked the box it was in before I got to it…gratitude.
This lovely little bauble arrived this week…
Things like this make me happy.
Thank you, Leo!
My friend Richard put out a new photo book this year. It’s small and paperback and full of adorable photos… This is the flyer…
I’ve made a few new friends over the past few months. I’m grateful for the ability to meet and connect with people.
I’m still working through some uncomfortable things and still on a spiritual search. It’s moving, but like everything, I wish it was easier.
This is a short one, but overall, much for which to be grateful.
Before we tie it up, the Six Sentence Cue of the Week is NATIVE.