10 on 10 :: June Summer Edition
Technically, I failed (again) at this month's 10 on 10. I'm still posting 10 pictures that represent the beauty in my day, but they weren't taken on the hour every hour for 10 consecutive hours. It was a busy day and I simply forgot about the project from about 11 AM until 4 PM.
I didn't want to completely skip this month, though. I've been having a hard time as of late seeing the beauty in my everyday. Seeing the beauty in anything. How can I? Divorce isn't beautiful, it's exhausting. This virus isn't beautiful, it's scary. Racism in our country? Horrific.
And I began to feel helpless about all those things. Thinking, "there's nothing I can do to stop any of this from happening." Feeling a bit hopeless that my divorce was ever going to be final, the virus was ever going to be contained, or that we would ever eradicate the systemic racism in our country.
But that's not accurate. There are definitely things I can do. I can listen to my black friends and learn how to be an ally. I can teach my children to stand up for their friends when they witness racism and racial profiling. I can wear a mask. I can social distance. And, I can learn some patience when it comes to the court opening back up.
I'm so incredibly thankful for each and every one of my dear friends who helped pull me out of my funk last week. Who reminded me that this season will pass. And that change is coming.
Here are my 10 pictures of my day. I'm glad I can see the beauty in it again.