Does it make you wonder?

When you see all the aerial photos on the news that show carbon footprint diminishing in various cities around the globe due to stay at home orders, do you see a glimmer of hope amidst the profound heartbreak and loss? When I see how water quality and air quality and the like can be improved by the current standstill of economies at the global level, I am strangely hopeful yet mindful. I am hopeful not in the stopping of our economy, or in our ability to work or in our suspended livelihoods but in the possibility proposed in the last couple of months that if we are successful in switching our energy sources to 100% renewable sources, our lovely planet will react all for the best by our actions. And this reaction will be pretty quick. Our actions individually and collectively do matter when it comes to saving our planet from climate change and all that that entails!

Anniversaries

My Dad died in late May of 1989 of prostate cancer. He was 54. Each year at the time of his death, I feel a deep sense of loss. It has been over 30 years but I still am impacted by his death each May. Thankfully after 30 years of acknowledging his loss I have transitioned to being thankful that I have passed this 54 year old mark. I am 56. Each day, I realize I am so many years past having died at 54. I realize that each day with my husband and daughter and all my family is a gift.