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 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.
“When you are in the midst of a fog and can’t see the shoreline, you need a compass. Reach out to a trusted friend or adviser for perspective. People are not hard-wired to go it alone. They need others to survive and thrive.” — Edward T. Creagan, M.D. Mayo Clinic
I am fighting the fog that has descended ever since my daughter-in-law entered hospice care a few days ago.
I am thankful to friends, family and neighbors who are helping me to bear the pain.
I grieve for her stuck down by this terrible disease at such a young age.
I grieve for her husband, my son, as he watches his family torn apart.
I grieve for their toddler who will not have her mother as she grows up.
There will be happiness again one day, but, for now, we are struggling to keep the shore in sight.