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It’s after midnight; look at those tired eyes and yet…..I’m not quite ready for sleep. I mean, physically, I’m more than ready but the brain keeps going. It’s funny…..or maybe not but as soon as I give up and give in to the thoughts of processing, my eyes get heavier and my thoughts pause. I fumble the phone as I drift asleep for a moment, only to be painfully jolted awake in the next second. There’s something about processing that allows the stuck feelings to pass through and release. So rather than fight, I surrender. Surrender to rest. Surrender to calm. Surrender to this moment and then the next and then the next. This life doesn’t feel pretty or safe or even very good, at the moment and yet that’s the glorious dichotomy of life. Chaos and order. Beauty and horror. Grief and joy. Love and fear. Acknowledge the difficulty while being open to the beauty. It’s still there, you may just have to look for it. And when you see it, it’s like the whole world lights up for a moment and if you can string “those moments” together…..it’s incredible. #sharethejoy2020 #lettinggo #surrender #bedtime #langleybc #beautifuldichotomy
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My 9 year old has decided that we need to draw something together every night. When kids are feeling anxious or uncertain they might not say, “I feel worried about XYZ.” They will more likely say, “Can we play or do something together?” So, we draw! Apparently, I did not take this activity seriously enough as the details on my art is sadly lacking. But I’m thrilled for every opportunity to co-regulate with my sweet boy. #sharethejoy2020 #artastherapy #doinglifetogether #langleybc #pukingclouds #littleboys
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Hey there! I wanna shout out a tidbit for you to think on. If you are social distancing (and I hope you are) with others under the same roof. You may find that the “togetherness” may be wearing. You may once again be reacquainted with all the annoying habits that the other humans exhibit. You might feel that your kids are challenging as hell. You may feel like your partner or roommate is out to annoy you – ON PURPOSE!!! This is the time to have GRACE. See this situation for what it is. A challenging time for all….and by all, I mean ALL. The introverts are annoyed that you’re in their spaces. The extroverts are going squirrelly not being able to see all the people. The kids are actually unsure what all the extra energy is that’s floating around and are acting LIKE KIDS. No one is specifically trying to annoy you….except maybe my 19 yr old is trying to annoy me. Okay no! He’s just trying to survive without playing MTG with all his geek buddies. Have grace for everyone including yourself. If you overact, take a moment to regroup; apologize for whatever you need to apologize for and carry on. But afford the same goodwill to everyone under your roof and with whom you come in contact with. It’s SO important. See the best in people. Believe the best in people and we will make it through this. #somethingtothinkabout #isolationexpert #havegrace #seethebest #belivethebest
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