Tiny Glimmers of Joy and Love Build Resilience, Too
Just when I was feeling a little bit more than weary, my friend Lee sent me the link to Tiny Piglet’s Whole World Changes When She Meets This Baby Cow. Was she kidding? Lee has sent me links to mindfulness teachers in Mexico and an interview with Jon Macaskill, Navy Seal director of Veteran’s PATH. I trust her connections, so I clicked.
And laughed and cried and was so grateful. The glimmer of love and joy between an orphaned piglet and an orphaned calf, but mostly the glimmers of love and joy among the extraordinarily dedicated human beings who rescued them.
I thought of the line from Jack Gilbert’s poem A Brief for the Defense:
We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of this world.
This glimmer of joy and love came at just the right moment. May you find the glimmer, too; essential to recovering our resilience and well-being.