Grateful for a Wonderful Week
It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up. ~ Eckhart Tolle
We have all had a tough times the last few months, there is a pandemic raging around the globe. Police shootings, violence from white supremacists and public protests have left people feeling unsafe. Our society is so politically polarized that something, wearing masks during a pandemic, that should be utterly uncontroversial has become a massive point of political contention and further polarization. We are all a bit worn out, anxious, tired and in need of some good news. I wish had some specifically for you, but what I do have and I want to talk about, is the really good news that I got this week. Hopefully, what has made me so happy this week, can at least bring you a smile.
I wrote a post last week about my niece, The Night Ninja, well this week she went through her graduation and I got to watch it live on the internet. Her high school, also my old high school, did a really wonderful job with creating a socially distant way to honor the graduates. My niece looked absolutely wonderful.
It was a really proud moment, even if I had to get up at 5:30 in the morning to watch. It has been a big week for my nieces, the oldest above graduating from high school and my littlest niece turned one. I’m gratefully blessed with a whole clan of nieces and nephews, eight in all who routinely make me proud and happy.
Earlier in the week I actually got approval to take vacation in a couple of weeks. Normally this isn’t such a big deal, but I went eleven weeks straight of working far too many hours over too many days each week due to all of the changes brought about by the COVID pandemic. So to actually have time off to look forward to is wonderful, I’ve got a little road trip planned for my time off.
The big news that came later the day of the graduation was that my brother, who was very concerned about being laid off from his job, found out that he is in fact being kept on. For someone who has a wife and three young children, it was a massive relief for my whole family.
In these turbulent times, any good new is a treat and to get four doses of good news is one week is utterly fantastic. I hope my friends, that some good news comes your way as well and thank you for indulging me sharing tonight. ~ Rev Kane