“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” — Alan Alda
We’d all be better if we took the advice above, myself included.
Last night, I had all sorts of thoughts on today being a new year, they were good, they also didn’t get written down, not even a quick scribble to trigger anything shaking loose in my brain. I’m going to chalk it up to being to focused on the new kitty and the slightly older kitty, along with making sure the hummingbirds survived the deep freeze we had this past week. Damn, it was bitterly cold for a while, feeders were getting ice shards within an hour of being put out. Today, it’s warmer, two hours outside and no ice shards at all, it’s still in the 20’s but I’ll take it.
So now that I’ve lulled you into almost nodding off…
I read this piece of advice the other day: “Listen to what isn’t said” and I didn’t jot down who said it, what it was about, just those five words that struck a deep chord of truth inside me. I’m going to practice listening to what isn’t said in conversations this year, when you think about it, what isn’t said is likely where the truth truly begins.
It’s 2022 now and my wish is the whole world be kinder this year, that we work hard to be better, to purge the hate from our souls and choose to work together – especially for the children who have lost their caregivers because of the pandemic. The depths of the loss these children have experienced and will experience is unimaginable, but real. Please be kind, please follow or exceed public health advice. It matters and listen to what isn’t said in your circles, and then say it for them.