Roses have thorn but we are grateful that thorns have roses. Focusing on gratitude changes how we see the world. Gratitude is the antidote to negative emotions, and a reminder not to take things for granted.
We need to stop destroying our planet and resources to meet short-term wants. News anchors, influencers, and celebrities can set an example by wearing the same clothes repeatedly. A small wardrobe is a sign of self-control and resolve that future generations have birdsongs to enjoy and forests to hike.
I've started listening more carefully to myself. I'm not impressed. "The food is superb." Really? If Paula's two favorite foods are steak and fried chicken, she'll be disappointed.
Today in Germany, students learn about the past not because they are responsible for the sins of previous generations ... Yet, their children aren’t damaged. They are strengthened and humbled. The US needs to do the same regarding slavery.
When Tim and I married, we shared many of the same values, but our interests were mostly far apart except for our children's well-being. It didn't matter until we retired. At first, we pursued our interests apart but slowly realized that the go-go phase would give way to slow-go, then no-go, where we'd spend most of our time together. With this in mind, we started paying attention to new adventures we could enjoy together.