Where The Rubber Hits The Road

30 Days of goodness: Day 3

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I’m back! I confess, this should be day 4 but I skipped yesterday. It was a hard day in our house, lots of anxiety and tears. I stayed in bed a lot. I felt overwhelmed and saddened by everything. But, we pulled through. We had a family game night…it almost fell apart, but we pulled through. We are all going to have those days, some worse than others. We are learning and adjusting and grieving in the process. But I still believe in goodness. So here is day 3 of good things –

On the home front

We managed a family game night. We played Taboo and it was hilarious.

My online college courses are still running, which means after many years of trying to finish my bachelors degree, I am on track to do so in June!

My daughter and I are working out together. Everything hurts, but it’s such a good feeling to be active.

I learned to play Vance Joy’s “Riptide” on the guitar. A very proud moment for me.

We have food and toiletries. If you don’t, please please reach out to me!


In the world

Here are some encouraging headlines-

JOANN Stores are Handing Out Free Fabric Supplies at Curbside to Anyone Sewing Face Masks at Home

People Are Now Stocking Little Free Libraries With Toilet Paper and Food for Neighbors in Need

Siblings Filmed Playing Sweet Spontaneous Porch Concert for Elderly Neighbor in Self-Isolation

“The children’s mother, Rebecca Tien, later told CNN that she couldn’t have been more proud of her kids for reaching out to their neighbor during such uncertain times.

‘It was one of those moments where you feel like you’re a part of something incredible,” she said. “It was also a good way to remember the value of connection, especially at a time like this when everyone feels disconnected. Just to know we were a part of something so sweet, even just for a minute, meant a lot.'”

Some pictures of life. Spring is here, flowers are blooming, life continues on. The second picture is a tree that blew over during a wind storm quite awhile ago. I just haven’t hauled it off the yard yet. I looked at it closely and realized it was still alive, with new buds!! Life always finds a way. Always. We will survive this. Nature is proof.


Inspiration for the day

“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life…I think that what we’re really seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our innermost being and reality, so that we can actually feel the rapture of being alive.”

Joseph Campbell


Be safe! Take care of yourselves! Know that you are loved and you matter!!

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