The past couple of weeks overflowed with joyous highs and stunning lows. Magnificent challenges, mountainous misunderstandings, and grand successes. A few of these even belonged to me.
Many of these events were happening to my friends, in their personal and business worlds, and to those who surround them. In my quest for a middle-ground, some measured calm, I often look to Katherine Kelso. She’s a friend on Facebook. I’ve only met her, in person, once.
On Facebook though, she’s my close friend. I make sure I read her every post, because they are meaningful. And, in a Facebook world, that is rare.
Sunny Side Up
Katherine is thankful. No matter what the events of the day, she has a message of appreciation. Sometimes it’s deep, just waiting for you to peel back the layers to the core.
“Today I am thankful for parents that arm themselves with knowledge so that their children may experience success in school and out.”
Other times it’s appreciation of life’s simple things.
“Today I am thankful for Valley Produce Market. Great fruits and veggies. Plus my new favorite, chick peas.”
She observes the magic of humanity from an artful perspective.
“Today I am thankful that great ideas that have benefit eventually get renewed. They may seem to take a turn, but as the heart’s of others reach for what they want, the ideas become reborn. Examples: breast feeding, healthy eating, natural gardens, comfortable shoes, healthy school lunches, meditation, … (add your own).”
On rare occasions, she may share a rant, because… well… life can be annoying, even for the most calm among us.
In this world of ours, there is calm and chaos. I find great calm on Katherine Kelso’s Facebook page.
She may not even be aware of how impactful she is, but now YOU know. People like Katherine are all-too-rare.
First-Generation New Yorker