- Thank you SL readers for appreciating my need, my desire to take July to refresh both myself and the Sunday Letter. My spirit, and my fingers have rested. Readers have emailed or spoke in person of missing the SL, counting on the words and sentences, the smile from a quote or bringing attention to someone or something special in our fast moving and ever-changing swirl of a world. 1st and 3rd Sundays will be the new format.
** Two Words Beginning with A: We are at our best as an individual, family and nation, when we Allow other cultures, values, and faiths to become part of our true selves. Acceptance of others, showing loving kindness, will increase and add to the health of our hearts and our spirits.
- The heat of 103 – 108 keeps Beth and I inside, slower moving and restless. By midday, we can find that our energy is drained. In these limiting days, we find and act on smaller ways of enjoyment and fulfillment rather than giving way to the temptyation of an empty day. We hope that you, if in the Heat Dome, are also finding ways to add pleasure to your life.
** Two I Fail to Understand: 1) Neighborhood dog walkers in midday heat. Their shoes protect the walker, not the naked pet paws that “fry an egg” concrete or asphalt. 2) In our neighborhoods it is not unusual to see a bike rider with a black bike, helmet, and clothing. The biker is at risk and so are we are share the road.
- Mini Interview: As I was buying coffee beans the woman behind me said, “I just love the smell and taste of coffee. I geta up at 4 each morning, have a cup of coffee, and then go back to bed.” Each SL will now have a Mini Interview.
Sunday Quote: Flowers always make people better, happier, and more hopeful. Flowers are the sunshine, food, and medicine for the soul.” Author unknown but no doubt a gardener
** Each week friends and members of your family receive both and good lab reports. For many, the next months may be ongoing treatments to repair and/or build-up someone’s immune system and health. I am mindful of friends, family, and so many others sitting in lobbies, awaiting treatment, and the next medical report with eventual health hoped for but unknown.
Last Words: In some way I who write, Beth who edits, and each of you who read my Sunday Letter are a small, dedicated, digital community. My commitment is to include your daily life, thoughts, suggestions, and comments in future Sunday Letters. What we do and be, we do and be together.
Roy, grateful, hopeful