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  1. Sandra

    Simply being in this community is offering me so many new perspectives. I am so grateful for that. Outside of that the experience of supporting my parents in the final chapters of their lives continues to enrich and expand my perspective of life and of dying. A privilege to witness 🙏

    1 year ago
  2. Elaine

    Meeting young climate justice activists is giving me a new and more hopeful perspective on the future. Perhaps a mass correction of values from extraction to regeneration is possible.

    1 year ago
  3. Heather

    Struggling to help my students and their parents to grasp new curriculum. I empathize with frustration and try to use a growth mindset to show that there is more than one way to solve a problem.

    1 year ago
  4. d
    db82258

    Intergrate all that I am.

    1 year ago
  5. Mica

    I feel like I’m in a science fiction story – we had a bit of rain last night – the first rain of the year – and supposedly this makes it obvious that we are now in the midst of a big power outage. Is this a taste of things to come?

    1 year ago
  6. Hot Sauce

    Having recently joined Reddit, I was offered a new perspective on how white people selling goods that come from other cultures without partnering with people from those cultures can be harmful-namely, people will be more likely to buy from the white sellers of those items than from those of the original culture, so that those who sell who are from the marginalized culture end up making less money off their products. Reddit is actually a really good platform for learning about complicated topics that are often difficult to understand.

    1 year ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      Thank you, Hot Sauce. I was just trying to convince my brother of this, and yes, the issue is very complex. I have been examining it more from the, “Into whose pocket does most of the money go, and are they already a rich cat?” perspective. He’s been thinking more simply, that the U.S. is wealthy, therefore all imports are good, and I’m thinking, why do we have to buy most of our things from the only country with a larger carbon footprint than the U.S. has and a very poor social justice record? Sigh. I am so glad you, Mica, and others have your eye on these inequities. I will be grateful to know from you any insights you get for getting around these inequities. Thank you. ❤

      1 year ago
    2. Mica

      Thank you, Hot Sauce – that makes sense, and I’ll try to remember and behave accordingly. When I went to Ghana to visit a small non-profit, we were collecting books from the USA for the kids. Actually, they liked local books that I bought in Ghana much more than the donated books.

      1 year ago
  7. Don Jones

    How time can be life’s fabric softener. Hard positions, hard borders, hard fear, hard unyielding views, hard times … they all soften with the addition of time.

    1 year ago
    1. Michele

      ‘time can be life’s fabric softener’ – definitely a keeper:)

      1 year ago
    2. Mica

      That’s a good one, Don – time can be life’s fabric softener. I think I’ll save it to my gratefulness doc

      1 year ago
  8. devy

    M’y spouse and I have been difficulties over the past several months to the point of not knowing what is going to happen to our relationship. After taking a week holiday travelling together and once we got back home, we had a discussion about what she is looking for in her life. It was presented that she had changed and needed more time alone, to be more independent. I also realized that I need to do the same. Since then, our weekends involve doing our own things. We do spend some time together but a lot less. What I’ve realized is that my wife is happier and we seem to have less friction between us and get along better. A definite new perspective about me time and how it’s healthier for us as indIviduals and a couple. Our relationship is still up in the air but at least if things don’t workout at least we have ourselves…

    1 year ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      I wish the two of you the best, Devy.

      1 year ago
    2. Mica

      That’s wonderful news, devy – that certainly would have helped me in my marriage, to have more freedom to do and be as I wished. Good luck and warm wishes to you both 💐

      1 year ago
  9. d
    dcdeb

    Being confined with not much to do for the weekend. I found myself viewing a streamed religious program with my ex. I can’t say that i enjoyed it.

    1 year ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      This made me chuckle. You were willing to try new things. Not all new things will be our cup of tea. 🙂

      1 year ago
  10. Melissa

    Learning to accept change in all things. Looking at everything more deeply now. Yesterday all day Monarch butterflies flew by. Every five minutes or so two to three. They have been absent these last few years. Maybe just one or two. It made me so happy to see them. I don’t know why for one day so many flew by. Wow I am grateful.

    1 year ago
    1. Pilgrim

      It is the season when many Monarchs begin to gather in Mexico. Perhaps you are on their path!

      1 year ago
  11. B
    BuddyMax

    Having issues with my spouse and depression are making think of all the many other things I have to be grateful for; I Googled “gratitude journal” and found this site today. I’m hoping the prespective I get from this will help with both issues.

    1 year ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      Welcome! I hope we see more of you.
      For me, gratitude has made all things easier.

      1 year ago
    2. Michele

      Welcome BuddyMax – this is a wonderful site.

      1 year ago
    3. Mica

      Welcome, BuddyMax! Many of us find this to be a wonderful site 🤗

      1 year ago
  12. Linda

    As I age, I notice the small things that have gotten harder to do–like walking up a steep hill. I used to do that all the time with barely a lost breath. Now I usually have to stop at least once on the way up. A bit humbling for me. I don’t see myself as “old” but at 66, I guess it is upon me!

    1 year ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      Three years ago, Linda, I was huffing and puffing my way up a “hill” in Scotland (a mini-mountain). I felt old until two older ladies near their 80s passed us, going at twice our speed!

      Inwardly cursing, I realized they were young because they were doing this nearly every day. Lol.
      Good luck, Linda. Don’t stop. ❤

      1 year ago
      1. Linda

        Yes!!

        1 year ago
    2. Mica

      I’m happy to discover, Linda, that some of these problems come and go for me. May that be so, for you as well 😘

      1 year ago
  13. Kim

    My immediate response was “finding this website”…I have found myself returning to the content as I puttered this weekend…and each time a profound focus on the moment occurred. For this I am grateful.

    1 year ago
    1. Michele

      Welcome Kim:)

      1 year ago
    2. Mica

      Welcome, Kim! 😊💐

      1 year ago
  14. Holly in Ohio

    The whole concept of “abundance” has shifted for me over my lifetime, but particularly in the last year, in practicing gratitude and in shifting for a simpler life.

    1 year ago
  15. Elaine Patricia

    Not the best health news means I must gain new perspective. I am using the Stop Look Go method and it is helping me make wiser choices.

    1 year ago
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