Week One: Smaller Circles

Week One: Something ends and something begins

Like you, I saw my circles of life activities shrinking.  Cancelled! Meetings, gyms, sporting events and schools! 
Window, Girl, Alone, Woman, Young

Abrupt endings; unexpected beginnings

Like you, I used to be busy--- meeting friends for lunch, going to the gym, the pool, the library, playing music in my ukulele clubs and of course, dancing in the town squares.  Then, one by one, these activities halted and my circles collapsed.

School children went from going to school to kitchen table-learning with parents. Working parents now suddenly faced with this new role, find themselves in great need of strategies to lead children in distance learning. Likewise, a new beginning for classroom teachers is creating online learning for parents and students. In the new normal of social distancing, my life, like yours, went from vibrant circles of activities to a shrinking dot of confinement.  Being a bit claustrophobic, I knew I needed to think differently, even creatively.  

My circles of daisies dance before with golden centers of hope. Maybe they can help me in my overarching question:

How can I expand my circles of grace, finding fulfillment, creativity and yes, even joy?

 . . . .continue the journey with me

Coming soon: A new way to define circles.


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Larry says:

    Maybe this could be a starting place to share books you are reading and thoughts they generated. What are your thoughts.
    Our circle is definitely smaller and thinking creatively is required to thrive in this new environment


  2. Nancy Buhrer says:

    oh yes, you are so right about the diminishing circles in our lives right now with this virus- tough on all of us


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