A Note to the Kids During This Trying Time

Kids,

I thought you might like this link I found at the site On Being today.
It is strategy to thrive personally during this federal administration:

https://journal.thriveglobal.com/how-to-get-out-of-the-cycle-of-outrage-in-a-trump-world-ffc5b2aa1b5f?mc_cid=f4cc75c652#.zabadynbw.

We are doing the following to take care of ourselves during this trying time for our country.

*I read three meditations a day;
*I read three or more poems which I get on a daily basis;
*I write poetry daily;
*Chris creates her art on a daily basis;
*Chris and I are starting to do some easy yoga (really easy);
*we jog and cycle;
*we read murder mysteries as a diversion (It actually works.
I started years ago with Agatha Christie.);
*we watch all the British and Australian dramas on PBS;
*we have the companionship of the dog;
*we eat well;
*we eat a lot of homemade soup;
*we try to get a good night’s sleep;
*when I remember, I do deep breathing;
*we attend a great, progressive church where we worship,
have fellowship and get ideas for ways to take action and protest;
*we get out in nature regularly and often;
*we listen to a lot of classical music on the radio.
*we go to the 11 a.m. coffee concerts at the Phoenix Symphony.

Basically, this is our lifestyle and it is helping to keep us sane in this sudden, shocking, scary, traumatic, national experience that none of us ever could have imagined.

I realize we are retired and have time, but simply having time on our hands isn’t necessarily good.

You don’t have that kind of time with your busy schedules but I know you are doing good things for yourselves and your families. Keep up the good work.

Dad

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3 thoughts on “A Note to the Kids During This Trying Time

  1. Love it! She has printed the treatment for abusers, violence, PTSD as well….maybe even Church Sessions! Thanks for your letter to the kids….resent it to mine. This “fine tuned machine” Trump is running is falling apart like an old hay bailer in a muddy field.

    CHAPLAIN [LTC] JAMES C. BERBIGLIA,USA,Ret. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH USA 16406 ANCHORS EDGE HELOTES, TEXAS 78023-3439 210-643-8369 BERBIGLIAJ@AOL.COM

  2. May I put it on facebook on my page? I am putting it on the Church bulletin board tomorrow.

    CHAPLAIN [LTC] JAMES C. BERBIGLIA,USA,Ret. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH USA 16406 ANCHORS EDGE HELOTES, TEXAS 78023-3439 210-643-8369 BERBIGLIAJ@AOL.COM

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