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.
Good news is hard to come by these days. So when you see it, you have to just need to take it and be grateful for something going right for a change. I think it takes people to point to that good news so that we can be blessed by it because we need it so much.
Whether it be a person on the street or a journalist or a good friend we need to pay attention to those who want to share good tidings of comfort and joy (like the Christmas reference there). Whether that source of goodness comes from acts of kindness, the divine, or a good samaritan we need to be inspired to act ourselves in doing things that make the world better.
Start spreading the news that can lift others up and make your existence easier to deal with. Point to the good and maybe others who are doing good will point back to you.
Friends, I am going to try to lighten up the content you see here. We all can use some levity. However, the world is a place of suffering and pain that cannot be ignored no matter how hard we try. So in my future posts, I will try to have a balance of the sacred, the serious to the silly, and stuff on the fringes. Also, a video or two to keep things interesting.
I realize it’s my blog and I can post what I want, but I want to have a place that is fun as it is pointed, relevant, and reacting to current events. That is why I am posting vintage toys and continuing to complain about Monday’s and the state of the world. Thanks for hanging with me all these years and for connecting here. Feel free to respectfully comment.
I encourage everyone to have a balance and to keep on blogging. The blogging community needs your voice. Let’s have some fun. Peace and love to you all.
Your Blogging Pal, Tony.
Thanksgiving in America is a time for families of all types and friends of all types coming together to give gratitude for the things they have in this life. Granted it has a problematic past when you look at it with 21st century eyes and sensibility.
I will admit a lot has happened since that first Thanksgiving celebration that has not been good. However, I believe it can be a positive holiday for people where you can remember the past but forge a new future. In the days we live in being grateful is important.
For those celebrating where they are not fully accepted for one reason or another, I hear you and you have my support. Some folks cannot go home because they have been kicked out for living their truth on their own terms. LGBTQ folks especially. May your future be one of reconciliation and restoration.
As you observe and celebrate remember those who have been lost due to illness, violence, racism, and the Coronavirus. Many tables will have spaces where loved ones a year ago were celebrating. Much has changed since 2019 and I understand that fully.
Be good to one another. Seek peace and mercy as we head into this holiday season. lean on one another and be kind. Love to you all good people. Remember a big table is better than a small one.
I will do my best to lighten things up here on the blog coming up. But as in anything life will have its say which influences what you see here.
Some people need the care and comfort of others in times of need or distress. Whether it be sickness, incarceration, homelessness, and situations where people need assistance, we are all charged with acting. I believe that people have a connection that requires us to act on behalf of our higher power to give hope and grace.
In the season we are in, charity is needed more than ever but with COVID-19 added to the mix people need help even more. So much of what we are seeing is people losing their jobs, a change in the routines in life, and loss of life.
We must be about the work of making our world at this time the best it can be. It is not easy but when everyone comes together it can be something special.
My friends in this holiday season do not forget about others who need a hand. We have a responsibility to care for the least of these because when we do that we can make this mean world a better place.
Finding joy can take some time.
I am passionate about what I believe and with that being said I really hope I am respectful to others who might share my view or passion. Some folks who happen to be conservatives on Facebook are moving to other social platforms as a protest to the current political climate and to find a more supportive community. This is troubling and I hope I do my best to be considerate and kind.
If I have ever been disrespectful in these weird times, we live in, know that I am sorry and ask forgiveness. My bleeding heart is too big .
We are living in weird times my friends.
Well you get to see my words and musings for another year. I am proud to be powered by the great folks at WordPress.com. They focus on the heavy lifting so I can just create, connect, and communicate. Thank you all for your kindness, support, comments and visiting this little corner of the blogosphere.
Grace and peace to you all. Keep on blogging good people. Blogging is the way.