#JuWriSoMos Reflections, week 11
I hope that we can wrap up this year without leaving behind the important things that we have learned or the progress we have made in the practices we have been engaging. I hope that we can slow down enough to really notice and embrace the lessons that were meant for us.
I hope that we can grieve for what and who we have lost. I hope we can celebrate our wins, gains, and progress with exuberance. I hope that we can pause long enough to really notice. I hope we can find a pathway to peace. Not the kind of peace that skims the surface, leery of what might disturb it. The kind of peace that comes after the hard work of unearthing and repairing has been done.
I hope that we can learn to breath and tune in to each other. I hope that we can embrace the deep gratefulness that comes from understanding that nothing is sure in this life, and that nothing is promised to us. I hope that we can be with one another, learn from each other. I hope that we can treasure the perspectives and experiences, cultures, and heritages, that make us all so beautiful and unique. I hope that we can find our humanity enough to own when we have done wrong, when we have benefitted from wrong being done to others, and work with dedication to make amends. I hope that we can do the work to become better humans and raise our children to be better humans because of this.
I hope we can learn to enjoy each other. I hope we can learn to grieve with each other. I hope we can learn to honor and elevate each other. I hope that we can learn together.
It takes work for any of these things to happen, and hope is the fuel I need to keep me focused and moving forward towards my dreams.
And I do not leave these dreams to hope.