The Heart of the Matter


It’s only been two weeks since I last posted. Only. And yet…it feels like it’s been months. Or longer.

The analogy I’ve been giving people for where we are, here in Middle America, with the whole preparation thing is that it feels strangely akin to waiting for a hurricane to come ashore. We’ve got all of the supplies we can have, we’ve got a great plan, and now we wait. We know there’s a storm, we know we’ll at least get some wind and rain from it, and beyond that…we just have to wait and see. My “glass half full” approach has been to remind people at least we won’t lose power. Or we shouldn’t.

Some of you know that I’m a big fan of “Heart” and “Brain” from the Awkward Yeti, mostly because I am unquestionably “Heart”. This resonated with me this week on a day when I was a little worn out:

Then there was this reminder today, for which I’m grateful:

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Time to be more like Heart

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I hope you’re each finding a little something to feed your soul every day right now, whether you’re waiting for the hurricane or already in the eye of the storm. In the meantime, I’m over here making sure this Heart stays shored up so I can take care of my communities…because that is what Heart does, after all.

Stay well. Wash your hands. And stay home. Hugs for everyone when this is over.