Simple Gratitude and Wisdom
It’s Superbowl Sunday and as I post this most people are watching the game. I’ve heard this day referred to as an unofficial American holiday. I’m honestly not all that interested in the outcome tonight, there are no parties to attend, so today turned into a lovely mellow Sunday. For tonight’s post just a little simple gratitude and wisdom.
The last year has been difficult on all of us and in a discussion this week someone asked, in the middle of all of this madness what are you grateful for? It was an easy answer for me, it’s technology. Particularly the level of video conferencing technology that we have currently available to us. Regular readers know that I’m a nomad, as such, travel is a hugely important part of my life. I’m currently in the longest period of time in my adult life that I’ve gone without an adventure, a long-distance hike or an international trip. So this also means I haven’t had a chance to be face to face with my nieces and nephews. Especially the littlest ones, ages one, four, six and seven it’s hard, they changes so much, so fast when they are young. If it wasn’t for video conferencing I’d be missing it all. The opportunity to get to Zoom with them even for a half an hour is pure joy. Watching my littlest niece change even call to call has been wonderful.
Finally tonight, a little simple wisdom from the Smoochy Monster. My cousin who has a brain injury is someone who is incredibly wonderful about writing and calling her family. She kindly sends out cards to all of us. I had picked up a card from the post office yesterday but didn’t open it until today. In the card, along with her standard script of I love you and I miss you, was this extra little line. Her timing was excellent as this has been a really difficult week.
She wrote, “Take a break, step outside into the sunshine, close your eyes and hold your arms out to the side. Imagine you’re standing their with all of the people who love you all around you and smile.”
Take her advice and have a happy day my friends. ~ Rev Kane