by Kimberly A. Cook
The past two weeks family commitments have kept me busier than a popcorn fart, as my Dad used to say. Nothing bad, just hectic. Plus given the news lately, sometimes I don’t even know what to write.
But here goes. Compassion fatigue is real. Back in the day we had three tv channels that went off the air at midnight, no cell phones and social media happened at the hair salon.
So feel free to unplug, turn off and give yourself a break. Take action to focus on family, friends, pets and neighbors close to you. What you can control.
Believe it or not, we are USAStrong. We’re a very big family, a dysfunctional bunch, but that is true with most families. So practice kindness and see what happens.
With that goal in mind, here are some of my favorite recent pics to focus on pleasant moments.
The Fall colors are here. Gorgeous.
A picnic lunch last week at Chinook Landing in Fairview to watch the Columbia River presented us with river breezes and the approaching storm front.
This little guy was very busy storing snacks for the winter while we were on a neighborhood walk.
After passing Mr. Squirrel we came upon this gorgeous view of Mt. St. Helens, our resident volcano, across the farm fields.
One of my favorite roses, The Fairy, is still blooming in October. How about that magic?
And if you could use more happy moments, the Hallmark Holiday movies launch this weekend on their two channels. Get your blankie, eggnog and snacks and start training for the holiday movie/series marathons of your choice.
There’s nothing like a good jammie day to pick up the spirits!