- Beginning With the Positive: The Tom Hanks movie, “A Man Called Otto” has an excellent script, developed characters and wonderful story line. I highly recommend going to a real time movie once again.
** David Crosby, 81, is singing in a different choir or rock group now. Crosby was one who’s music raised me up. Not an easy life, but a good one. David, I will always hear you in my heart and spirit. Is there someone you will always hear, who helped “raise you up?”
- News reports covering military planning by Ukraine, Russia, and US. I did not notice a Minister for Peace & Justice. at the planning table with the generals. When we change the mix, we change the outcome!
** Brad Prasely sings these words in the closing of the wonderful film “The Same Kind of Different As Me”… “You’ve come a long way…. You’ve had a blessed life…. Now, go the rest of the way.” I had a blessed career in nonprofit leadership with staff, boards, and volunteers. Now, with 2nd career as writer and no longer in the world that was my life, I also have had a blessed life. Now, for me, it is the right time for me to go the rest of the way.
- I have donated two of my books of “Let Me Tell You A Story,” to be used by volunteers at our local James L. West Center for Dementia. I am not sure how dementia residents will receive my writings. We will find out together.
** The University of Southern California has a department titled The Greater Good. USC is applying resources to The Science Of Awe. Initial findings are the intentional seeking and experiencing Awe can and will change your brain (and I will add change your Spirit). So, this week seek and find your Awe.
- Today Beth and I will place our 3rd slip of 2023 in our Goodness Jar, recognizing something that was good about the week. I am grateful these goodness slips have already become an ongoing parts of our week.
** One of my goals for 2023 is to reconnect with a Faith Community. I have attended one Open Discussion group at a local Unity church. My next reach out will be a Folk Mass at a local Episcopel church. Finding “a fit” of style, content, and sense of belonging is not easy nor found in one weekend or experience.
Roy, appreciating my past, anticipating my future!