May 29, 2020
A few months ago one of my best friends from college moved. To Minneapolis. To run a restaurant. Late last night I sent him a text message congratulating him on his exquisite timing.
It is an incredibly heavy time in the life of our country. Just in the last few hours, protests escalated in Minneapolis, Denver, Louisville, and New York. The President decided to fight the flames with gasoline and took to Twitter to threaten to kill Americans using decades old racist language. Twitter hid his comments saying they glorified violence, which will almost assuredly bring another round of Presidential hissy fits, with enormous consequences for ALL of us.
And less than an hour ago, a black CNN reporter was arrested while live, on air, for standing. The arresting officer, when asked why he was doing it, replied that he was “only following orders.”
It is a dark time.
So today, as much as any day, I want to ask you to take a breath and think about the good things in your life, the good things that happened this week. Please share in the comments below. Normally, the Friday Positvity is a subscriber only feature, but today I am opening it up for everyone. So please comment.
Tell everyone what’s good. Share your joys. We ALL need the smile.
Mine is simple. You all were SO incredibly wonderful and generous to me for my birthday. Many of you made the decision to become paid subscribers. A couple of you gifted subscriptions to others. It was such a generous display of support and it truly means the world to me. I appreciate it so much.
And the joy doesn’t have to stop. If you are currently a free subscriber, consider buying a subscription. If you are currently receiving all the daily updates but would like to buy a subscription anyway, let me know. I can adjust your status so you can buy a subscription.
I thank you. I appreciate you. Now more than ever supporting and encouraging one another feels critical. Your support of me matters a great deal to me.
Now. Tell me something good.
I got to see many of my kids In person not once, but twice this week. We had a teacher parade on Tuesday and then the fifth grade teachers delivered signs to our fifth graders yesterday to celebrate them ending elementary school.
Great week in the mountains