In this time when people are worried about catching COVID-19, I am seeing outbreaks of kindness, patience, and love. What are you seeing?
We are being forced to slow down a little and refocus on the essentials of life. Yesterday morning, I watched the snow gently falling. I enjoy stopping to savour moments, yet it is not always possible in our full lives. Let’s take this time to be intentional in finding joy and beauty in simple moments and actions.
What is bringing joy into your life right now?
Here’s another thought – what if we refer to this time as physical distancing rather than social distancing. We can still reach out by phone or other means. These encounters mean so much at this time when we need to be a united community that cares for each other.
I share a poem by Wendell Berry. Yes, I have shared it before and will do again. It is worth repeating.
Meet you on the path,
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The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry
When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.