reflection. and gratitude.
There has been a lot in the news lately. Cristy and I have been discussing these topics and we cannot locate understanding or reason. At the same time, my personal schedule has shifted along with the time change, affecting my creativity and blog timing.
That’s a lot of static to carry around in my head. the answer, in this season of gratitude, is reflection.
In my 50 years on this planet, the summer of 1989 stands out in my memory as the time when I began, as an adult, to comprehend the concept of courageously living with intent.
In an unprecendented outburst of violence against peaceful demonstrators in Beijing, the Chinese army opened fire, killing and injuring hundreds. The unarmed civilians occupying Tiananmen Square were expressing outrage at widespread government corruption and demanded a path to democracy.
Along with everyone else around the world, I witnessed an unidentified man who attempted to block the progress of military tanks merely by standing in their path. In this single courageous act, he gathered the entire force of his humanity to quietly denounce wrong.
Inspiring acts of humanity occur every day. This one just stands out for me. And I am so grateful. It makes me want to strive to be a better person. To learn the lessons with which I am presently struggling. To gather the entire force of my humanity to quietly promote good.
I promise to return to my regular publishing content soon.
Thank you for understanding. I know that you do.