Individually Unique, Collectively the Same

I am warning that I am not writing any of this lightly or without vigilance. None of the thoughts contained within this post are anything, but uniquely mine.

I deal with this whole situation with the same tenacity I do anything else in life. I like to ask questions and do not take what I hear or see as absolute without them. I am also trying not to be led by the fears. Whether it’s the scariness of this virus, the highly infected areas that my children live in, the uncertainties in which we are all living, the increased aloneness I am feeling, or the memories I sit with in the quiet. I pray for those I know and all those I do not. It is a crazy changing world right now. It has shown us both sides of human nature, although I believe more good than bad.

As I sat on my porch enjoying nature, warmth, and the fact that I and my family are healthy as of today; I notice little things….birds coming right up to the porch to gather seed off the ground, the beautiful melody of my chimes accompanying the bird songs, the simple love of my little dog cuddled in my lap, and the coziness of my spaces. I am grateful amidst the scariness.

A thought; -one I hope evolves into more but for now was enough- I wish we would all see and understand for all our uniqueness we are all the same. Not race, color, creed, nationality, religion, sex or age has made any person better or immune to the virus.

It would be wonderful if we could understand, beyond all the things making us different we are all the same. The essence of being human makes us connected by a sameness. Maybe in this realization we can come out the other side better, more supportive, and more connected.

Praying for the entire world…Health, wisdom, and togetherness! 🙏🙏🙏💕

What We Are Capable Of


We are capable of many things.
I myself am capable of doing, thinking, and believing many things in a day.  I, as well as you, are capable of success, failures, making choices, making mistakes, falling down, and getting up. I am also capable of working myself up to frustration, being overwhelmed, and depressed. Have you ever heard, ‘you are capable of anything you put your mind too’?

At times I am so aware of this process that the thoughts about changing add to the frustrations. Simply put – I think too much! I have learned to walk and breathe in fresh air to clear my mind while grounding myself. I will meditate, in my own style, to a happy place. I strive to reach a place of utmost joy; A place where life is simpler, happier, clearer, and stable. I never gave a thought to how trying to rise from the depths to the stars in one jump could be my biggest failure.

You may not like the me of this moment but I must digress – it is the me for the moment, better than the moment before. You must take me at each step or leave me forever more. I must take a tiny step and choose to feel each emotion on my rise to true joy. I cannot skip all the emotions between the dark feelings and pure joy without understanding what lies between. I must choose to move up and meet them one at a time. It is in the process of feeling and understanding where I learn.

I am alive to experience all life offers. {It was never meant to always be easy or good.} Somewhere in the middle comes the experiences which build character. “On our journey, every little thing combines to create the greatest sum of our parts…I Am!… And I am capable.”