Working towards keeping the peace… in our minds

COVID has slowed us down tremendously or has it?

I watched my dog sit in front of our patio door yesterday. He sat still watching whatever he saw for minutes. He didn’t move. He just stared.

I watched him and during that time all thoughts of everything faded. I didn’t think of how many more assignments I had to grade or what I was going to cook for dinner. I didn’t think of the crazy shit our President continues to say. I didn’t wonder why certain states were reopening or why crazy folks are protesting. I stopped thinking about that political leader who wore a mask of the confederate flag.

I stopped thinking about the dumb posts from educators who I see throughout Twitter. I stopped thinking about my previous post about issues I’ve discussed.

I just watched him and realized that in order to gain peace, we also need to learn to be still…in our minds too!

#AreYouBeingStill #SpikeTeachesMe #ThisThingCalledLifeEmbraceIt

Published by thisthingcalledlifebyki

I am a woman who realized life is what you make it! I am a mom, an ex-wife (two times), a lawyer, an educator, a librarian, and most important an overall loving person! I am me and I am taking #ThisThingCalledLife and embracing it!

2 thoughts on “Working towards keeping the peace… in our minds

  1. YES!! Yesterday during our virtual staff meeting, I sat on the rocking chair out front (it’s my spot for Zoom these days), and at one point I found myself just staring at the dew on the grass. I also spotted one thread of a web from a spider from a plant to a shrub, and it made me smile… I love to just sit these days to watch and listen…


    1. Joy, I do too! I have a few spider webs on my deck and I refuse to take them down. They are fascinating and they are not bothering me or the dog… watching them at work reminds me of the importance of living life before you die!


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