Well, it’s been a pretty dull week. Lots of cold and a little snow here – we fared much better than my family in Texas.
We worked far too much and played a few hands of cards. I won a few, lost a few; it’s a bit hard to care after a while. The pandemic has helped us learn how to lose gracefully with a laugh and a shrug. When you play so often, it truly becomes more about companionship and less about winning.
Our companion animals do a lot to alleviate the tedium. Their affection and playfulness do much to lift our spirits and keep us emotionally balanced. They add so much to our lives!
Mostly, my husband and I are peaceful here. While most of the world is in some phase of chaos, we are in a comfortable, peaceful state of mind. We have meaningful work, our needs are met, and we know we are fortunate. We enjoy our time at home; it is our place of solace and tranquility. The whole world seems to be going downhill in a handbasket sometimes. We remain here, steady, focused on what is in our control, and keep working.
I know that some people are called to the chaos as spiritual warriors bringing change to our world. Regardless of the side they represent, their actions instigate change. I’m grateful for their sacrifice and their efforts to usher in new perspectives, compassion, and a way that accepts everyone at the table. I am busy too, but my work is unseen, and I like that. I’d rather not be in the spotlight, but I still want to do my part.
Blessings to you all as you do your part to bring constructive, positive change – growth. Of course, growing pains can hurt, and we are seeing a bit of that now, but there is also hope. Our world is changing and must change, too. That is evolution in action, after all.