On the bottom of the front screen of my cell phone there is a daily message from my security software provider.
You are protected. No problems detected.
Yes, my phone is protected against hackers, robocalls and malicious attacks. My home is protected by security cameras and motion detectors. There are no problems detected.
Yet, where is the software that I could wrap around my family, my friends and others so that all of us are protected in the world today? The only software that I know is loving compassion, kindness and respect for all beings.
It is important to care. It is important to connect.
We have to help those in need regardless of our feelings about them. We feel good helping those we like or the people whom we think deserve to be helped. It’s harder but still essential to help the people who dislike us or resent us or are indifferent to us.*
I find this to be true and worth remembering as I consider my actions in helping others.
There is much to be done.
*Where I read this, I don’t know. Sitting in my chair by my fireplace reading and sipping coffee, I was moved to record this thought but neglected to cite the souce. My apologies to the author.
I used to walk my dog Ginny and pop in to make a quick deposit, have a cup of tea or coffee while Ginny enjoyed a biscuit and water inside the lobby. I knew the tellers and they knew me. It was one of Ginny’s favorite stops.
Another aspect of my life that I have to plan…
Really, it’s not such a big deal. Just another change to my way of life.
I have a somewhat smart home…thermostat, doorbell, mesh wifi, and security system all from Google except for my August Smart Lock.
I can adjust my temperature, see who’s at my door, unlock the door… all from my phone. The security system gives me a lot of comfort.
Every month, I receive a Nest Home Report from Google.
It tells me how much energy I saved the previous month among with other useful information such as
Grow it Yourself
This month, we’re using leftover produce to grow new, healthy plants. Place leaves from celery or romaine into water on the windowsill, or plant potato skins or seeds from tomatoes into soil and watch it all grow. ~Google
I am going to try all four-celery, romaine, potato skins, tomato seeds- and see what happens.