I've been hearing from all kinds of people that there's a collective exhaustion post-election. And now that the acute election anxiety has passed, there's space to feel a whole different range of emotions.
Our third principle - acceptance of one another and encouraging spiritual growth - has been on my mind this week. I've been reminded in a few different ways by different people that joy is an act of resistance and that rest is deeply important.
So this week I've been trying to take a page out of Henry's book - letting myself slow down when I'm tired and seeking moments of joy. Wednesday was his first birthday (!!!) and this giant bone was his birthday present. It's so big he couldn't figure out how to chew on it at first, so he's been carrying it around and taking naps with it for the last few days.
What's your small act this week? How are you taking care of your spirit? - Rev. Laurel