Sunday, December 16, 2012

I will be.

So I have committed to writing a new blog post every Sunday.  I have made this commitment to no one other then myself.  Occasionally I will post during the week, like I did this week (my published poem!!!) For my Sunday posts I want to write original pieces, one that reflects on what I did, lessons I have learned and what I have seen in the week that has passed.   Sometimes these are things that I have started writing early in the week other times I sit down and just type.  Very easily I have found inspiration.

With the tragedy that we saw this week, many innocent lives being lost in such a senseless act, and so many unanswered questions I have been at a loss for words the past few days.  I also do not think that anything that I could write about what has happened would give due justice to the situation.  When I think about my week in hindsight, when I think about my life and how it has transpired over the last few weeks, months and years, I know that things are not so bad for me (they are actually pretty good).  I have a roof over my head in a community that I love, an abundance of food, I have had a formal education, I have had the opportunity to travel the world and I have people who I love and love me in all corners of this country. 

I will spend my days appreciating what I have.  I will not let time pass without recognizing those who have made a difference in my world. I will hug those I love a little bit tighter.  I will smile more at strangers. I will go out of my way to make someone’s day.  I will let go of the little things that bother me (or at least try).  I will try.  I will appreciate nature more.  I will bring a level of mindfulness and presence to all interactions that I have. I will use my empathy to try to understand your story. I will listen more.  I will take risks.  I will let myself be vulnerable. I will forgive.  I will not regret.  I will love.  I will be hopeful.  I will have an open mind and heart.  I will still be sad and angry and frustrated and I will allow myself to be all of those things.  I will be.

What will you do?


  1. I will write in my journal more, so I have a record of the blessings of life. Even everyday life has blessings we often cannot see - or that we see better with new perspectives that evolve with time. I will journal to create a record of things I would otherwise forget, to clarify my thoughts, to seek mindfulness and peace, to remind myself of who I am.

    1. Thank you Buffy for sharing and I agree that journaling is really helpful.

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