Tuesday, November 11, 2008


...whelmed. Today, I am overwhelmed. With the amount of work on my to-do list, it is no wonder. But it's not my work that has me feeling the way I do. It's not the fact that I have to clean the entire house AGAIN for a really fun party coming up this weekend. It's not the fact that my aunt had surgery (yesterday) to remove a spinal tumor and it has turned out benign. It is not the amount of policing I do with my kids to make sure their brains are not rotting away by watching too much television, or playing video games for too long. These things have not overwhelmed me.

Today, I am overwhelmed by one of the most simple things in the entire world. Kindness. It is the amount of kindness, the small things that people do, that have really hit me today. The past couple of days have been interesting around my neck of the woods. And today, maybe everything is coming to a head, but I am really feeling it. Overwhelmed with emotion, with love, and with kindness. In a world of constantly scary news, talk of present and future crises, and the powerful effect that this 24/7 media has on our entire nation's mental health: it is so nice to feel good old- fashioned love and kindness. To top it off tonight we are attending a benefit dinner for my husband's old boss who was in a very serious, debilitating car accident last winter. Let's see if I can hold it together for the event!! :) Wish me luck.

There is no gift better than kindness.
I am planning on blogging about my Ten Eyck Tuesday experience, and I should have done it already. It will come -- shortly, I promise! :)

1 comment:

carla ten eyck said...

oh Katie Slater! Let's talk about politics! Then religion! :)

What a nice thing to be overwhelmed by. Good old fashioned kindness.

See you next week I hope!!