Yesterday was national GOOD NEIGHBOR DAY and the only way I can be a good anything to anyone, including myself, is to stay alcohol- free.
Right now in the US, but I’m guessing this is a human family problem in these uncertain and hugely painful times on our planet, we have a real breakdown in good neighborism. There’s so much unresolved trauma, suffering, dire need, and abuse of people and power.
SO. MUCH. FEAR.
It can feel overwhelming and hard to hold onto hope for a better world, hope for peace and brotherhood and human kindness to survive, much less win. But that’s what we have right now to work with right now, that constant barrage of negativity and noise vying for our attention.
So let’s spend the day looking for goodness.
Let’s pay attention to the little things, all the sane drivers who are being safe and following the rules and being aware of and courteous to others. The fellow or gal who held the door for us, the unexpected smile, whatever tidbits of good news might come our way. Notice the sunrise/sunset and flowers and birds and wildlife or pets, grasses swaying the breeze, autumn leaves or frosted windows or stoic cactus…who knows where in the world you are!
Every moment and season has its special beauty.
We can all be good neighbors to the gifts of creation as well. And if you really want to celebrate this day, do some random act of kindness or just pick up a piece of trash and make the world a little cleaner or brighter by just that tiny much.
Hugs to you, dear tribe. I’m so glad we’re friends.
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