Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. ~ Plato
Today’s quote struck an accord with me this morning. When we talk with friends, family, coworkers or even people we live with, how much do we really know what’s going on behind the scenes? As an introvert, I am aware of my own masks I use when I’m operating out in the world. I’m challenging myself to look beyond the surface value of what others say. That’s not always easy. This past week I’ve been trying to focus on the listening part of our 2021 theme. Sometimes that’s listening to my body or actively listening to others. This week it also involved listening to nature. We had a storm go through that took out our internet and power for a little over 12 hours. There are still many waiting to have these items resorted.
What’s new this week? While it was hard to focus as events unfolded last week and news conferences were held. This week the weather made it challenging. Working from home only works when one has power and internet. The British Hubby and I used the time to finish a project. You may recall two years ago, we finished a Godzilla puzzle after watching all the Godzilla movies. (We are eagerly awaiting the next Godzilla movie to be released.) Our intention was to frame the puzzle. I had the mod podge and instructions from this site, but we just never got around to making it happen. Above is our progress so far.
Earlier in the week, I made a tomato bisque soup from Homemade Keto Soup Cookbook. All the recipes in this book are 5 grams of carbs or less. My timing was perfect since we have a gas stove, we could heat soup even though we didn’t have power. While this isn’t as easy as canned soup or the prepacked soups from the deli, I don’t have control over the ingredients used in those. This is almost as easy, and I know there’s no hidden sugar or processed crap in my food. It’s delicious, quick to make and so tasty with keto bread.
SkeinHerder Ponders: This week I’ve been thinking about the benefits from knitting or crafting in general. You can check out this article for more details.
This week I challenge you to try actively listening to someone who holds a different view point than your own. Instead of hate and violence try love and compassion.