Nearing the end of 2021...
2022 is rapidly approaching. I always look at each new year as a new chapter. A pristine, blank page without a mark on it. I get to decide what is written, or doodled, or crossed out, or highlighted. I love to start each year with an idea in my head of what the page will be about, but as each year goes on, it seems that the focus of the page shifts.
Earlier this week, a friend sent me a link to an article published by the AP. The author described a letter that was written by Pope Francis. The Pope stated that the letter was a "Christmas present to married couples."
Over the past 21 months, since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, we have been spending significantly more time with our families. For some of us, this has been a blessing, but for some, it has been extremely challenging. Pope Francis urged that we consider using three words more frequently in our homes, particularly those under stress. He suggested that we say "please, thanks, and sorry" much more frequently.
After reading those words of wisdom, it dawned on me that this should not just apply inside our homes. We should be using those words much more frequently in everyday life. Society seems to forget the impact that these words can have on one another.
A challenge for you in 2022 is to use those words much more frequently in your home, but also in everyday life.
That may just be the first thing that I put on my blank 2022 page.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL IN 2022!
Movement is my medicine,