What a week it has been. What a month. What a year! There's a lot happening in the world right now, and on top of that, the first snow has fallen up here and that always leaves me a little melancholy. It's a funny time of year - we're all soaking up these last sunny days and the fall colors, but we live in a ski town after all, so the winter is imminent and exciting in it's own way.
This past weekend we went camping in Buena Vista where it's a little lower elevation and definitely still autumn. We woke up to a beautiful sunrise Monday morning and made coffee in our little spot by the river. It was peaceful to disconnect from the world and reality for a while. As we drove back home, the altitude gave way to snow and before we knew it we were in full blown winter. We also received notifications of what happened in Las Vegas over night; the cold welcome home started to feel like foreshadowing for how our day would feel - surprised, unprepared, icy...
I can't help but think about humanity and what is happening in our current world. I'm nervous for the future of our country. We seem to be losing qualities that keep us moving forward - humility, kindness and concern for others. Maybe our culture is such a rat race that we've forgotten the simple human kindness that got us here. We didn't progress by stepping on one another, we progressed by helping one another. It's hard to feel like you can effect a greater good, but we've all taken the easy way out and no one is held accountable anymore. It matters to be a good person!
Situations like this bring me back to my core values - who do I want to be?
I want to be empathetic. I want to be kind. I want to be humble.
Who do you want to be?
This week's lettering pieces are totally emotionally inspired. There are three pieces that you can download or share this week. I hope they get hung in your kids' rooms, talked about over dinner or just inspire you to share a little kindness of your own. It seems we could all use a little more of that right now. Download photos here.
All my best!