Spring is on the verge here where I live. My dog sprinted the trails with joyful recklessness. My legs still feel tired.
But I can still walk. My family remains whole and happy. My kids still laugh and play and squabble and groan about the end of vacation. I feel heartbroken. But also I feel safe, healthy, proud, and grateful. I don't feel anger.
How to respond to all the pain in my home town and beyond? Generosity is what came to me. Yes, financial generosity. But mostly generosity of spirit. May I be generous in meaningful ways, regardless of whether anyone knows it or recognizes me for it.
I know it's not all about me. It is about all of us. I believe in peace, now more than ever.
As I count my blessings, I am amazed at how many there are to count.
Thanks for reading.