Hi everyone! It is so good to be back with you all! I want to say thank you to Amber and Rev. Eric for filling in for me the last two weeks and the whole First UU staff for supporting me during these difficult weeks while I was sick. Several of you have asked, so I’ll share that I got tested twice for COVID and both tests came back negative. I was diagnosed with pneumonia and a secondary virus so it will take some time to feel like my old energetic self again, but it really feels wonderful to have the energy to reach out to you all finally!
In this down time, I have done a lot of thinking about what it means to be productive during this time at home. I don’t know about you but there always seems to be more work than there is time for, and I found myself getting incredibly jealous of all the social media posts showing all of the house work, arts and crafts, and projects that are being accomplished around the world. I was feeling really bad about myself and having a really great pity party when I was suddenly unable to even get out of bed because of the pneumonia. Life has a really funny way of telling us when we need to slow down and be still! Coming out the other side, I am trying to approach staying at home with a different attitude, and I found this poem about slowing down that really felt like perfect timing, so I wanted to share it with all of you!
The poem is called Be Still My Soul and it was written by Jennifer Williamson. You can find the poem here if you’re interested. I invite you to get comfortable and join me in this brief meditation on Williamson’s words and then head over to Discord and let me know what you think!