On Facebook today a former student, Chris Esparza, now living and teaching in Oregon posted this thought:
"In basketball, they keep stats on rebounding. In life, this is a skill to cultivate . . . giving more attention to what happens after a missed shot vs. the miss itself." This is superior advice for living. We all get stuck curled into a ball of self recrimination when things don't go well. What great advice: focus on what comes next! This is, of course, where our power lies . . . in the actions we do each day to advance our purposes. So, today's mantra is "BECOME a great REBOUNDER". Thanks, Chris, for the metaphor.
And, today's etegami is a gift from the Queen of Etegami in Japan, Debbie Davidson. Here her touching poem is accompanied by a green onion painted with matcha tea and sparkling gel pens. What fun. I love the lamination which protects the card as it flies from Japan to California. Thanks, Debbie.