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Monday Moment: Friends, Family, and Home

I have a few moments that I am reflecting on today from today and the past week.

The first is from last week when my friend confided in me of his/her consideration of suicide. It blew me away. Quite frankly, it still does. It's hard to stop thinking about it. Part of me wants to fix it and make him/her not consider it at all. The other part of me realizes I can't own the responsibility of that enormous task on my own. I'm a bridge to resources and a supportive, non-judgmental friend. That's all I can be for now.

The second is from last night. My daughter crawled into my lap while I was writing my blog post. She read it and said, "Sounds interesting. But maybe I'll understand it more when I'm older." She is engaged with me in many discussions about looking at the brighter side...finding the silver lining. It was a good reminder to be sure I keep our discussions at an age-appropriate level.

The last is just from today. I got pictures from our new home and was thrilled with the progress. But what was more shocking was that I was told that we'd have to pick new siding colors as the original vendor is going out of business. I was shocked because I had secretly wanted to re-evaluate the siding choices. I never even told my husband that I wanted to consider changing the colors! I see this as either intuition (I sensed that I needed to re-evaluate the choices) and/or that God is giving me the opportunity to make a change that I was nervous to ask about (long story). Regardless, I couldn't be happier about the progress on our home!

After a year of blogging about consciousness, I've become very good at paying attention to the little moments of life.

What about you? What moments are ones you want to remember from this past week?

Be open to what comes,

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