Day 19, counting down #25daysofgood

Today I’m thankful for words.

In particular, I read and fell in love with this passage from Annie Dillard’s book, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. (Remarkable, by the way. Have you read it?)

Our vision can be so blinded by the mountains of craggy life around us. 

We need new light.

We need to be cracked open, our hardness split wide to see beyond our selves and the terrain we take for granted.

Words are good.

At least they can be, when used responsibly.

The poets, the dreamers, the word-weavers all help us see things in new ways. They help us make sense of the bone weary pain.

They help us hope again.

What’s YOUR good today?

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🔎 Find the good.

📸 Snap a picture.

📲 Share it on social media.

#25daysofgood

2 thoughts on “Day 19, counting down #25daysofgood

  1. Words, indeed! As part of being a home educator and a history buff, I’m re-reading Thomas Paine’s Common Sense – published in January, 1776 – all while my son digs up the historical bones for an essay on what it means to be an American and what he’s most proud of as an American.

    An excerpt:

    “But where, say some, is the king of America? I’ll tell you, friend, He reigns above, and does not make havoc of mankind … “

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