Lately, I have found myself frequently getting bogged down in a frustrating pattern of struggling to tackle my overwhelmingly lengthy to-do list before succumbing to mindlessly scrolling perpetually negative news updates. The mundanity was causing me to feel despondent. I realized I needed to switch gears and instead refocus on the candid moments of inspiration that continue to happen all around me.
Whether it’s overseas travel, exploring local parks, or simply processing an emotion, reflecting on life, or learning something new, there’s a lot of opportunities for exploration.
As we contemplate the past, and consider our future, let’s not forget to incorporate a little bit of grace for ourselves, our neighbors, and those in leadership positions, we’re all only human after all.
Even as an adult, I have found that many children’s books offer gentle, hope-filled reminders that I need in my own life.
Today, I challenge you to celebrate MLK Day by taking some time to find a book, article, podcast, or movie to continue to expand your understanding of racism. To get you started, I wanted to share some resources I have found particularly helpful in my journey on this issue.
I can’t enjoy every single minute of the day. I can, however, enjoy moments, even small ones, throughout the day.
Appreciation, joy, kindness, laughter, praise - I hope to continue to learn important lessons from these candid moments of inspiration.
Some days I wish I could hit a “do-over” button and start the day again.
As the 2020 graduation season wraps up, I have reflected on my own graduation milestones, particularly my college graduation. Sometimes it seems as if my college days happened just yesterday. I remember the late nights studying in the basement of my dorm building, sitting on the old, faded sofa that was lit by the red …