By Sam Burnham
This post is going to be pretty simple. Just a thought that I've had this week.
We just went through a nasty election and the aftermath hasn't improved much. It's been a long year of loss and disappointment for s lot of folks. I attended a funeral today myself.
But as November is scooting on through we are approaching the holidays. Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas, Hanukkah, I'm probably missing some. It's not intended and it's also not the point.
The point is we need time to reflect. Time to celebrate. Time for joy and gratitude. I fear that last one is being missed in our age of greed and entitlement.
Take some one time in the next few weeks to center yourself. Look around you. See what's going right, what's making you happy and be thankful. Stop and appreciate the people, the blessings, and the little things in your life that make this world worth it.
Maybe it's even a chance to extend a hand of graciousness or even friendship. That's not necessarily agreement. That's just humanity.
Seriously. Try it.
11/17/2016 07:09:26 am
Really nice way to start the almost-holiday season, but important reminder to be aware and present in your daily experience. Life doesn't need to be understood all the time. But it should be appreciated. Thanks again.
11/17/2016 10:13:57 am
Leigh, that's a great point. Thanks!
2/24/2021 10:19:10 am
Great readiing your post
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