Make cleanliness a part of learning and living, and the home and the community will follow. (Article sent to me by my friend Steve Best.)
It’s World Mental Health Day today. An issue very near and important to me.
I’ve written about this many times before. I am a mental illness survivor. I’ve lost some of my closest friends to suicide. My eldest child is currently institutionalized. I even serve on the board of a mental health and wellness organization.
So, as you can imagine, this is a day of many mixed emotions for me. That said, the one that I keep coming back to is hope. I am full of hope that those that are suffering can find healing. Those that have been lost can leave lessons for those considering leaving. Those who think there is no help will find that there has never been more. Finally, I have hope that days like today will spread a little more of this hope as we confront, discuss, and step out of the shadows of mental illness.
Be help. Be hope.
A little something different. No words. Just the soothing sound of my 1907 Underwood No. 5.
Swapped the 1907 Underwood No. 5 for the 1955 Royal Quiet De Luxe for today’s work.
A dramatic soundtrack for your Monday.
Contained in a leaf
All of autumn is waiting
For those that see it
Under the ghost light.
Far too many people confuse criticism with action. They call out a perceived wrong and think they’ve done something to make change.
Change is only the result of direct action.
As Obama said, “Don’t Boo. Vote!”
An Idea Worth Further Exploration: Wisdom lies at the intersection of our Emotional Mind and Logical Mind.