Not so much.
Last weekend I attended a writing retreat. Three days of prayer and a choose your own writing adventure retreat.
It was wonderful.
This was the second year of a January weekend writing retreat, although I’ve gone to two other retreats with this director, and they are all special in their own ways. Last weekend was also very unusual. It was entirely on Zoom, and while that sounds daunting, it was nothing but fantastic all around. I think we’ve all adapted nicely to our technological advancements during these pandemic times.
On the very last morning, our subject was inspirational writing.
As it happened, prior to the weekend, I had been trying to write a reflection on the insurrection at the Capitol the week before, and it just wouldn’t come out. I’ve been told in previous writing classes that for the free write, if you can’t think of anything, just start writing. Something will come.
So that’s what I did, and I thought I would share it with you as we begin another weekend in a new era of this new full-of-potential year.
Inspiration writing is hard.
How do I conjure just the right balance of motivation, spirituality, and reflection on any given topic?
Am I supposed to inspire you?
Tell you what I find inspirational?
Be more subtle than that?
Johnny-on-the-spot and the spot is quicksand.
I made breakfast. It was terrible. Except the tea. The tea was good.
It’s cold now.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala HarrisStandard
Welcome and Congratulations to the new President and Vice President.
It is a bright, sunshiney day where I am, and I’m looking forward to a morning of prayer and taking my kids out of school to witness the swearing in and the Inaugural Address of President Biden.
Pictures to begin your day as we begin a new era, with hope, optimism, and determination.
Inspire 2021. January.Standard
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.– – Melody Beattie
What can we look forward to in this new year?
Beginning tomorrow, everything.
I’m optimistic. A new President and Vice President will be sworn in at noon tomorrow, and thus begins 100 days.
100 Days of mask wearing.
100 Days of vaccinations.
100 Days of returning to ourselves and becoming better.
A new year to set goals, to take chances, to create.
I’m looking forward.
Instead of publishing Election Connection today, I will publish the last one (unless times require updates) next week with ways we can continue to be civic minded every day, not only every four years. Persist, Stand up, Speak out, Rise up. Together, we can make things better.