Welcome to my Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Allison at https://eclecticali.wordpress.com/ . I would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter, whether you are simply celebrating spring time, Passover, or the resurrection of Jesus, whether you are religious or simply spiritual, or even agnostic. As I grow older I am firmly believing it is not my place to judge one’s beliefs but to respect all.
Maybe I am developing a live and let-live philosophy. After all, I do believe in Jesus’ teachings that we should love one another. I wish it was more pervasive in our world.
I was blessed to help my son celebrate his 23rd birthday on Friday! I feel blessed that he made it this many years, and I have decided that is how I will see every new birthday that I come across, as well. A blessing. Even though I seem to get more aches and pains as time passes, it is all a blessing. Well, some of it is downright laughable, so plan on seeing some jokes from me in future posts, as time goes by. 🙂
Saturday, I got some much-neglected writing done; it was such a good feeling! I am too busy right now and can’t wait until the course I am taking is completed. This summer, my character and I have a date to resolve his life crisis. I will leave it at that for now.
We enjoyed a beautiful church service on Easter with music and an inspiring message. I am in an interesting spot with my faith. I need more time to just sit and enjoy things, like a puppy enjoys play and greets the sun with stretches, like an elderly woman gets the biggest smile with a visitor and is filled with gratitude, or the way a toddler just wants to be held by its mom. I am tired of analyzing the nuances of my faith and trying to make sense of it. This is where I am for now. The concept of Jesus is the feeling of being totally accepted and protected; he would do anything for me. He is at once a friend and a parent, and I can’t make sense of it right now. I can only feel it, but it is unconditional, and I strive for my parenting to be the same.
After church, we had some down time between lunch and dinner, and everyone was watching TV or videos in the house in different rooms. While I enjoyed the show I was watching, I felt like something more was needed. It was a beautiful day outside! I convinced my son we should take the dog to the park and don’t regret it for a minute. He pulls on the leash and sniffs everywhere, tinkles and marks his spot all over the place. His gusto is admirable. In this photo he had already been trying to lead us all over the park. I am wearing my peace-sign t-shirt. There is no better day for a peace sign, a loving dog, family, and sunshine.
How about some peace in our world as well? Unconditional, non-judgmental acceptance of others? We do not have to accept violence. We do not have to accept hate. We can only fight it with love. We must continue to love our families non-stop, no matter what happens in the White House or in the world. Have a great week, brothers and sisters.