We can’t avoid having faith. We have some degree of faith in ourselves…friends, truth, education. But it doesn’t take any courage to have those kinds of faith. But it takes courage to have love for people who are different from you…inferior to you.
I’m paraphrasing the wisdom of Jimmy Carter and his appearance on Colbert. I’m not particularly religious, but I like the basic principles of religion such as trying to be a good person. As a person living in modern times, I feel that I can pick and choose the good bits versus the bad bits out of the bible. An easy example would be that I am glad that I won’t be punished with death by stones. Although oddly enough in 2018 that is an actual thing used to scare away armed killers (sorry Pennsylvania).
Returning to the positive, as this holy week/weekend comes to a close, it’s refreshing to see and hear someone give prayer and faith a good name, so thank you Jimmy.
To conclude my luxurious Spring break where I lived my life as usual and worked at the brewery, I just wanted to share some special moments that I had. I got to hang out with little Campbell. He is an ever growing nugget and will no longer be a nugget which is sad but true. I also am 1/4 into a book that I am enjoying. Now I will probably have to stop and then re-read once summer hits, but c’est la vie.
I’ve been keeping up with my Duo lingo lessons of German every morning with my coffee and my dorky notebook where I write down as much vocabulary as I can. If anyone spoke to me in German would I have a clue what to say? Nein. Absolutely, nein. But according to the app I am 38% fluent, so I will keep going forward.
I’m also celebrating and congratulating myself for doing a grand total of about 5 hours of school related work this break. That’s not even a full day. That’s like 30 min per day max. Not a math teacher clearly, but you get what I’m saying. But also, It’s my break so I’m really proud of myself for minimal effort.
Little Walter just got dropped off for a sleepover. The anxiety of the Easter festivities would be too much for him. His best self really shines when It’s just him by himself, no other animals and maybe 1-2 other humans. We are both having a spa like experience right now as he sniffs his surroundings, eats random scraps of garbage and glitter off of my floor and I conclude this blog while contemplating a nap.