31 October 2008

my therapy

(video embedded...if you can't see it in your reader, click "view article" at the bottom.)

I was reminiscing a bit this week…about Africa and this season that we’re entering. I’ve been thinking about Thanksgiving and the way that we’ve celebrated that over there a few times. I’ve been thinking about hope and loss and the way that politics shapes our lands. I guess I’ve just been thinking.

The video below was good therapy for me, a perspective check. It encapsulated a couple of weeks that we spent with some Grace Pointers in South Africa last year around this time. As we head into a potentially divisive election, I needed to see people who cherish simple freedoms that were not available only a generation ago. As we go into this absurdly materialistic season, I needed to see the impoverished people who live with incredible joy and full hearts. As we prepare for the arrival of our little Bella Areah, I needed to be reminded of a few faces that helped to inspire her existence.

I hope you’ll take a zen moment in your day and watch the video. I hope it’s therapy for you like it was for me. And I hope that we can all spend a moment to reflect, reorient, and reengage ourselves as we move into the different seasons that are advancing upon all of our lives.


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