I (usually) celebrate each Saturday with Ruth Ayres at Discover Play Build and the rest of the wonderful community that celebrates together. This time, Sunday calls!
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I spent a long day yesterday watching the news from Paris. I know I didn't need to watch over and over, but felt stuck and sad. The worry of the 'what can happen' returned, the time of Columbine, 9-11, Sandy Hook, on and on returned. And now the questions, what can I do? I want to make our world better, and now, at my age, for my grandchildren, and for other children everywhere (for us older ones, too, actually). I got out the Goo-Gone (ha!), & did the following:
I read some words from A.A. Milne. Winnie the Pooh says: "“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.”
I read a poem by Barbara Crocker, who writes a poem titled Sustenance:
in the middle:
"It’s hard to remember we swim in an ocean
of great love, so easy to fall into bickering
like little birds at the feeder fighting over proso
and millet, unaware of how large the bag of grain is"
The rest is here.
And I got busy working on a new idea for a picture book. I'm doing PiBoIdMo and am enjoying it a lot.
I sketched and listened to music. Still working on it, but it took me out of the worry, into something I love doing.
I did have a good week.
We celebrated my daughter's birthday, and had a lovely dinner out. I posted a few old pictures of her, good memories!
I had the pleasure of Ingrid on our usual Friday night time. We read lots of books, of course, and she enjoyed coloring in a book I found at the bookstore about mountain lions (coloring pages and info). She's studying big cats this year at school. And, I had my third time working at the bookstore. That's another post, but it's going to be a good thing to do!
Thanks for reading about my day. I wish so much good for all, am happy that I moved into happier thoughts. Celebrating on the weekend helps, so thanks, Ruth for making this happen again and again!