So, I’ve really struggled with how to resume blogging during all of the turmoil our country is going through right now. Nothing seems significant that I usually write about and yet the little joys of life seem so important at the same time. My heart is broken, as is so many of yours, for what happened to George Floyd and what’s been happening for centuries. I’m hurt for my Black friends who are hurting and for the hurts they’ve had to endure for years. They have been very gracious to me and I’m so appreciative.
Social media seems important but also feels like a war zone right now. Do you post or not post? Does it come across as calculated or as heartfelt? Does it seem action-taking or self-congratulatory? Is it too much or is it too little? Everyone is on the offensive and defensive at the same time. It’s hard to navigate. We are all quick to assume what someone else might think about the issues based on what they look like, how they speak or where they worship. It’s not always that simple to know someone’s heart. We could all use and give more grace these days. We all have more to learn. Although many things in our country need to change, God is still unchanging and all-knowing. I find a lot of comfort in that.
As for getting back into the swing of things here, I’m sharing a quick list of Good Things I discovered in May as a reminder that there is still good in our world. It may not be groundbreaking or life-altering but I hope this a small bright spot in your day. . .
These two turned eight(!!). And I ran out of birthday wrapping paper. . .
Reposting this song that our choir did a while ago. It’s the prayer I need right now.
Beach towels mysteriously disappear from Summer to Summer in our house. These are a good deal and I was happy enough with the first set that I ended up ordering a second.
I just finished this book and it couldn’t have been more timely. A memoir of a young Black man growing up in America.
I never dreamed I’d be putting face masks on my list but these are really pretty. :)
This teak planter. (Imagining with a boxwood. . .)
I finally got on the bandwagon of counting my steps and bought this inexpensive fit band.
This is my favorite yoga mat.
I just used a set of these white frames in my daughter’s room for pictures of her and her friends.