I found out tonight that my cousin is becoming a foster parent to an eleven year old girl this week . . . days before Christmas. It gave me chills.
And then I started asking why I’m not doing more, giving more, finding the time, living a better example for my own children. It is important once in a while to examine how we can lift up the world a bit more in our own little corner of it.
In the end, I believe the better reaction is to drop into a place of deep gratitude for those who are doing the heavy lifting. The breadth and depth of this list of the world’s givers is immensely beautiful and powerful.
This time of year is about new promise. Feeling the beginnings of shifts within ourselves, within the world. Feeling gratitude for those that have and are paving the way for a peaceful, safe, and bountiful earth.
May you step into your own path of compassion, trust, and abundance. And know that the steps you are taking are paving the way for others . . . that these steps you are taking are sacred in and of themselves.
Blessings this holiday season,