While you’ve been doing your own things for the past many weeks, we’ve been in slavery to our stuff, and we are yearning for emancipation. But this line from the poet Mary Oliver reminded me that my circumstances need not determine all things about my situation:
“Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields….
Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness.”
Whatever the day brings, I can do my best to bring this to the day. And slowly but surely, we’ll make progress on the circumstances, too. We are determined!
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