Like many others, I’ve been struggling under the weight of reality. (I started to list the many crises here then realized there’s no need to drag me or my readers down yet again). The point it, stuff’s really hard. Some days I’m not sure how to keep going. Those feelings were so strong a couple mornings ago that I was compelled during my intuition activation session to ask “What’s the point?”
I received five words:
Joy Nature Compassion Justice Peace
They immediately resonated with me and are my new touchstones for keeping me afloat. When I start feeling overwhelmed and defeated, I return to those five words. Today, I dedicate this post to them.
For instance, the JOY I felt when watching Emma enthusiastically splash and drink from the stream while hiking last September.
And on that same hike, glorious NATURE completely rejuvenated my soul.
The best way to live is by showing COMPASSION for others, as exemplified by this child as he helps a lamb reunite with its mother.
This morning I rejoiced in the news of JUSTICE served in Louisiana after the community organized to defeat Formosa Plastics in its attempt to build one of the world’s largest plastics plants in a Black community. Solidarity!
Finally, there’s always a sense of PEACE when watching birds in our yard, especially in the quiet after a snowfall.
Yes, life’s a hard row to hoe. But there are always glimmers of good along the way. Remember: JOY. NATURE. COMPASSION. JUSTICE. PEACE.