Yeah, I am doing that word of the year thing all the cool kids are doing and my word for 2021 is “Processing”. What does that mean exactly? Well, it means for me to process and think about stuff that has happened over the past couple of years. Sharing my results with family is essential. Maybe a little meditation will help and definitely some blogging.
I don’t know what to do with my feelings sometimes and that causes me great confusion and some pain. I need to sort through the stuff that is on my heart and in my head. Yep, I picked a weird time in history to start this processing thing but you know there is no time like the present.
I manifest and speak into the universe this time in my life. With my creator at my side, I shall process the things that I need to make me a better version of the good person I already am.
It’s Thanksgiving day here in America. A day set aside for us to give thanks for what we have. It’s a very different Thanksgiving in the world of COVID-19 we live in. There are many reasons to have a grateful heart among the tragedy and turmoil. Be mindful of those we have lost in these months and those who are working and serving on a day where being with loved ones is the rule of the holiday.
My hope is that you are gathered in small groups around a table enjoying a meal that will bring you together or virtually connecting on Zoom or an old fashioned phone call.
To all around the world may you have a spirit of thanks on this day. Grace and peace and love to all.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance, also known as the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, has been observed annually on November 20 as a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia. It is a day to draw attention to the continued violence endured by transgender people.
To all my Transgender friends and followers and other be safe. Take care. I see and support you.
The question, “how are you doing?” is a very loaded one. However its one that needs to be asked. Checking in with your family and friends is a good thing to do. Be prepared for answers that you will get. Caring about the welfare of others can help you deal with your own stuff. Getting stuff out in the open is good for your mental health.
So, my friends, how are you doing? (leave your answer in the comment box below)
Tomorrow standard time returns to clocks in a lot of places. Be sure to turn your clocks back one hour before turning in. You get an extra hour of sleep. Not sure I want an “extra hour” of 2020 though.
I have often thought blogging is very therapeutic and gives you a chance to share your woes with others in the same boat. Right now, we need that support for one another. Thanks for your candor and sharing your experiences that can help everyone make it through another day.
My friends my butt was kicked spiritually today. At church, this morning my priest admonished/encouraged our congregation to put brother/sisterhood above politics. Everyone was called out in his homily/sermon. I know he is right that my love for my brothers and sisters in humanity is more important than politics. That is truth.
Also, truth is that my faith informs my politics as to what makes me, me. Right now, too many people are suffering and there is so much injustice that you cannot ignore it. Righteousness sometimes means disagreeing with your brothers and sisters in a profound way.
It is my hope that I can learn to be more loving and caring for those who disagree with my personal brand of theology and politics. When it comes to the ones you love the most you must make that personal decision how you will react to what they have to say as it comes to their own politics and philosophy.
I suppose this is what reconciliation is about. That word is about action and challenging work. It’s what the world needs more of these days. Good luck to all of us in all that.
What my priest said is something that I hope to apply to my life. However, it won’t be easy. We are human, tribal, and very stubborn. Let’s see how it all goes.