A Short 2021 Reflection

This year has been tough and for many just terrible. Everyone has been impacted in one way or another. So much has happened and it’s hard to keep up with it. Just ask our friends and neighbors how life has changed. COVID and all that goes with it have worn on us all and taken the lives of so many. Cultural and political upheaval are changing life in our neighborhoods and the world.

My friends, there have been so many other things that have challenged us and I am thinking we are just trying to survive and hope one day to thrive again. In the coming year be good to yourself, your friends, your community because we need 2022 to be better than the previous two years.

When You Can’t Think Of A Word

Dystopian… for the life of me I was trying to think of that word today as it relates to apocalyptic imagery. It was inspired by the song “It’s The End Of The World” by REM. Granted dystopian and apocalyptic don’t always have to go together but they do seem like good friends. Dystopian or dystopia are words that are not in everyday conversation, at least in my corner of the world and I am extremely glad for it if you know what I mean.

It’s frustrating when you know a word and it won’t seem to make it to your mouth. I suppose I had other things to be worried about and the word dystopia wasn’t all that important at the time.

Happy Thanksgiving To Everyone

Thanksgiving is happening today in America and as people gather as family and friends may their celebrations be ones of love and peace. For some, this is a time of remembering those who are no longer with us. May we all have things to be grateful for and help those who are in need. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, everywhere.

How Are You Doing? – A Sunday Reflection

My priest was back at church this morning after being away due to his father’s untimely death. When someone is grieving asking them “how are you doing” can be a tough question. From my perspective, it’s good to ask and just listen to them and just be there for those who have experienced loss. You don’t have to do much but care about them, love them and do what you can when they need it.

Also asking how you are doing to those people in your life who just need someone to listen to and to give them an ear and your time. As Barbara Streisand once sang “people who need people are the luckiest people in the world” or something like that.

So, how are you doing?

Keep Swimming at Work

Work is one of those things that challenge you. It’s been my experience that you will have more productive days than others. When you have a daily quota that means working to meet or exceed whatever number that might be. There have been more days than not that I have overperformed.

Now there are times when you can’t just get there. Everyone has an off day but keeping your cool is important. Granted I have been frustrated because of the circumstances of the day but I try to keep going. As the movie “Finding Nemo” says just keep swimming. There is wisdom in that.

Just keep swimming and eventually, you will find your way to where you need to be, hopefully.

Don’t Forget To “Fall Back” This Sunday! #DaylightSavingTime

Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend. Don’t forget to set your clocks back on Saturday before turning in. You will get an “extra” hour of sleep which I know we can all use.

Have a great weekend good people.