To Instruct Myself Over and Over in Joy

I’m not sure where I found it originally as I had simply saved the link and recently found it as I was going through items to add to the blog, but Parker J. Plamer, a columnist at On Being wrote something that resonated with me.

It requires no special talent or effort to look at our world and point out the things that numb us, or dumb us down, or depress us. In fact, it’s a no-brainer! But becoming keenly and consistently aware of what’s good, true, beautiful, and life-giving around us and within us demands a discipline: we must open our eyes, minds, and hearts. And we must keep them open.

The reward for that discipline is great: as we open up, we start to see beauty everywhere, not only in nature, but in human nature. There’s a lot of bad news out there, but there’s a lot of good news as well. Pass the word and help keep hope alive!

Yes. Open your eyes, hearts, and minds. Let’s keep hope alive.

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