|We were there, |
the top of the Empire State Bldg.
These days I'm looking inward, searching for a goal that resides in my heart, and resonates in my core. Last year I wrote a simple mantra, as a goal, and posted it to my calendar. Every two weeks these words pop up: See the Beauty and Grace in Everyone, rather than being judgmental. Believe it or not this simple mantra lifted my heart and brought a smile to my face each time I read it. It also achieved the goal of tempering my words. I'm still harsh, and blunt from time to time, but I hope that every year I'm less harsh and show more grace. So I thought, if something that simple lifts my spirits why not dig deeper and discover other beauties of the heart.
After many hours of reading and reflecting I recalled a phone conversation several years ago from my friend
|Manon Bradbury and Letty in the desert.|
With a zig and a zag, my mind flashed back to that November three years ago when I began calling classmates I had not seen in nearly 50 years. What joy to hear
|Lynn Farrier, Letty MHS Class of 65|
This year my goal is simple but sincere. Pick up the phone and call a friend once a week. A phone call connects us to the heart of the person, much like using a puppet to communicate. My joy of being a puppeteer came
So this year, I will use the arm of a puppeteer and call someone weekly. Yes, I will continue to text and email, and oh, how thankful I am that we can use technology for staying connected. My Facebook friends know I love to chat online, and my Instagram followers see that I like photographs that offer a moment to ponder. I will continue to send postcards from afar, because I know from experience that they remind us that someone is thinking about us.
What will you do?
What goal from your heart could make a difference in your life or someone around you?
How will you act on this goal?