"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable." ~ John F Kennedy. I want to believe that there are still people in America who are capable of rational thought. I do. We are a country of every color, every religion, every belief system and that is what makes the United States so amazing. How have we find to this point where we decide who is a ‘have’ or a ‘have not’ by their skin color or religion? We don't have the right to judge that.
I suggested (and am forcing on you) focusing on gratitude this month. We choose what we are thankful for, absolutely. Sometimes, though, I feel like we overlook one of the most obvious places in which we might focus our gratitude: on our own efforts. I want to talk for a minute about being grateful for effort and for showing up. Being grateful for caring and for doing our best. Being grateful for investing everything we have, even if it isn’t what me might consider to be
I get tired of trying to meet the expectations I create for myself. Or that my kids create for me. Or that I imagine other moms have for themselves (and therefore I must apply to myself). Sometimes, it isn't about how much you do, or how great you are, or how amazing you cook. Sometimes, it isn't about your amazing craft abilities, or the perfect hairdo you make for yourself or for the kids. Sometimes, it isn't about your coloring abilities or how much time you read to y
‘No amount of regret changes the past. No amount of anxiety changes the future. Any amount of grateful joy changes the present.’ Honesty moment, and time to ask yourself a hard question. Let’s use the proverbial street analogy: Which way do you look? Do you look forward, toward your destination? Do you look backward, at where you’ve been? Do you think about the places you will go, and what you will do? Do you wish longingly for the comfort of what you knew and loved? D