PEP In Your Step: Week OneJanuary 1, 2022
A diagnosis coupled with this surreal world we’ve been living in, for nearly two years, presents a time for reflection. There’s a line from a Mary Oliver poem: “Tell me what you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” They only saving grace of trauma, like the pandemic, is that it reminds us about what is truly important about life and what it means to be our best selves. So use this time to reassess your life; remember, if not now, when? Do something that scares you…it’s exhilarating.
Albert Camus wrote: “In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. I realized, through it all, that in the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me there’s something stronger-something better, pushing right back.”
So, I say to all of you…push back, really push back and reach inside and tap into your resiliency. May the new year be a healthier one, may it bring laughter, may it bring a sense of inner peace and may it be filled with wonder and awe.
A virtual hug to all of you. I thank you for your trust and for the privilege of allowing me to walk with you during this journey and beyond.