A couple of moons ago, I expressed how much my trip to Thailand meant to me to my sister. Ever since then, I’ve wanted to travel even more, and I encouraged my sister that if given the opportunities at the right time and right place, she should take them to travel too. She always said that traveling did not interest her. Fast forward a couple of years later, she beams about opportunities to travel. One, to go to Ireland with her culinary department, and two, to go to California to promote buildON, the organization she went to Senegal, Africa with. She’s changed incredibly.
p.s. So proud of Kate! She finally gets it. With age comes wisdom. Hoping we can make these trips happen for her. Here’s to being a proud sis!
p.p.s. Can’t believe Jaden is going to be in his last year of Elementary School next year. Time is soaring! He’s changing a lot, too.
acquired knowledge. history. time stamp. memories. identity. outlook.
p.s. I finished reading The You I’ve Never Known yesterday. Hopkins’ free-verse novels always give me goosebumps. Her characters give me life. Her poetry reminds me I’m only human. The last poem created had this line: “blessed with the hindsight of yesterday.” Simple, yet gorgeous part of the stanza. Here’s to hindsight!
I wish we could all be given the gift
to extract the anger
from the pit of our stomachs.
I wish we could all be given the courage
to throw that fury out the window
transform that feeling
I wish we could see this transformation
in the sky
to a soaring wonderful
by the process
p.s. On Thursday I read a poem in Hopkins’ The You I’ve Never Known that wrote about anger so perfectly. Here, the main character battled the word, and the feeling, yet, also came to an understanding (ironically). Here’s to what I wish we could do with anger.
to speak up firmly, yet professionally
to craft an email carefully
to calm down; some anger is not worth directing or misdirecting
to think clearly
to listen constantly
to do my research properly
to be grateful, to be thankful, wholeheartedly
p.s. I watched Forrest Gump for the 1st time on Wednesday with Joseph. We absolutely loved it! Forrest narrated the story with saying, “My mama always told me.” I wrote this post with the same concept. So, here’s to what your mom always tells you!