Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. day and school is closed. We decided to change our scenery and drive into Boston. We walked around the city a bit and had some lunch. I think it was good for all of us, especially me. Boston was quieter than usual, but still good. We were able to show the kids Christian’s old office on Boylston Street. I feel energized when I’m in a city. I love the country life, but I need both.
There’s a new baby goat on the farm. I went to try to sneak a peak but they were all cozied up in the warm barn. I’ll see it another day.
I’ve taken to purposefully going outside at sun up and sun down each day, even if it’s just for a minute or two. It helps me feel more connected. That’s the goal.
I read this today:
“One of the greatest problems of history is that the concepts of love and power are usually contrasted as polar opposites. Love is identified with a resignation of power and power with a denial of love. Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
awareness basset hound change codependency compassion creativity daily blog DAILY JOURNAL encouragement faith family fixer freedom god gratitude growth happy hard things healing inner child journal learning letting go love moments multipotentialite nature noticing parenting peace power prayer present moment safety self compassion self love self worth sensitivity surrender the artist's way trust truth women writers writing