And then one day you realize that life is just a tiny bit easier. Some of the heavy slogging is behind you, some of the self doubt and second guessing is over, and suddenly the sun is shining a wee bit brighter.
It’s been a tough couple of months but maybe summer is ready to enter my heart ❤️
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I’m a sucker for summer
Love the heat, love the slower pace
While I acknowledge there hard subjects that need to be faced, I’m taking the day off. You should also. Recharge your batteries so you can fight the good fight another day
There are friends around me who are despairing of the current situation.
This helps no one.
The only way we can make needed changes is for everyone to pull together, full strength, to overcome the evil being done.
Because, to steal a line from the other side, all lives matter. Black, brown, beige, immigrant, children, elderly matter just as much as middle age white men.
It’s time to put the power with the masses, not the money.
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Tell your story , out loud!
Too many people hide behind a smile, or a polite hello. They never let anyone see behind the mask.
How will they ever find their tribe? How will anyone know how great they are?
Be who you are, even if you’re a bit goofy.
But if you’re mean, go right ahead and keep that hidden. There’s enough of that in the world already thanks
Someone made a few disparaging comments directed at me the other day. But here’s the thing;
A) I’m far from perfect
B) I’m aware of my imperfections
C) your opinions of my imperfections are just that, your opinion, see item B.
D) I care very little about your opinion of my imperfections
E) I’m working on my imperfections, are you?
F) more important than any of this is, aren’t the eyelashes on this sketch adorable?
“Everyone has a story that will break your heart. And, if you’re really paying attention most people have a story that will bring you to your knees” Brene Brown
We have been trained to pretend that everything is wonderful. If anyone asks how we are we say “oh I’m fine, how are you”.
When did this happen? How did it become weak to acknowledge our lives are imperfect? Believe me, if the clerk at the grocery store asks, yep tell them you’re great. But we do this with real friends, family and spouses.
There must be a way to break the perfection myth without seeming like a complainer.
What do you think?
It’s been a long time since I posted here. Not because of laziness, but because this blog never felt genuine to me.
I’ve been hiding behind platitudes and cute sketches, over the next few weeks this blog will re-emerge as a more truthful statement
It would be interesting to discover how many children who waited in vain for a hero to come and save them became heroes themselves.
I bet a whole lot of children who were neglected, abused or assaulted decided to create a better world for someone else.
Decided to right the wrongs done to them by stepping in to make sure history didn’t repeat.
Rewrites the story for someone else.
There’s comfort in that for me
If you are indignant about people kneeling is silent protest but not about the inequalities in this country, ask yourself why.
As a kid I remember being taunted with “dirty Jew” and other phrases. But I have a choice, I’m white, no one needs to know I’m a minority. Though to be honest, I “look like a Jew” with kinky hair and olive skin. People with skin other than beige have no choice. We shouldn’t have to try and hide our heritage.
Everyone pontificating about the sanctity of the national anthem should stop for a moment and think about worrying about your child every time they left the house just because they are a minority.
Just think about it,
And then get off your soap box so you can help fix this damned mess
It seems to be in short supply these days.
That’s too bad. There is not a single one of us that can’t use more.
For us and
Less righteousness, more tolerance would make everyone’s life a little nicer.
Do your part for global mental hygiene