2018 Update

I am very happy to report that 2018 has started a little better than 2017 ended. I got home from the hospital two days ago and am feeling fairly well and energetic so far. I know that won’t necessarily last very long, so I’m extremely grateful for every moment that I feel like myself and am able to enjoy the day.

I’m not much in the mood to be online, so please forgive me if I don’t respond promptly to your messages, or if I neglected to respond to your notes while I was so ill.

I was about to wish you all a year of beauty and love and grace, but that strikes me suddenly as too passive. It is within the power of each one of us to create that world of beauty, love, kindness, peace, and all the good things we want for ourselves and each other. So let us commit to that in 2018!

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English teacher, writer
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15 Responses to 2018 Update

  1. I agree, I hope you continue to feel better. Of course we understand you won’t always be up to keeping up with comments and posts. One day at a time!

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  2. Betsy says:

    Thanks for the update, Susan! So glad to know you are feeling well enough to enjoy more time with loved ones. xo Betsy

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  3. janfalls says:

    On the mark again Susan. I am reminded of the Buddhist question ‘since death is certain and the time of death uncertain, what is most important now?’ Beauty, love, kindness, grace, peace – yes, all of that and whatever I can do to create those things in this world, my three feet of influence as Sharon Salzberg says. May you relish every moment of feeling better and know that you are heard out in the world and held in love.

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  4. moonstruck16 says:

    So glad you are feeling better ❤

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  5. curioussteph says:

    Very glad you are feeling better, and thanks for the reminder that
    all states are fleeting, so showing up as well as one can matters.

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  6. Thank you, Susan, for your good wishes. I hope you heal and thrive now that you are back home. And yes, you are so right that we create the good will and the best take on life right from within ourselves, but it’s people like you who co-create and make it so much easier to remember.

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  7. sadiewolf2014 says:

    Wishing you all the best.

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  8. Create Space says:

    Heres to our power to create everything we wish for! Beautiful post…and enjoy every moment with your family and friends! Holding you in my thoughts! xx

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  9. Cate says:

    A brief but powerful reflection. Thank you. Please know that love and support hold you from all quarters.

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  10. therandomblogofirreverentthoughts says:

    I’m going to work on being kind, and empathetic, and hopefully graceful under pressure. Thanks for reminding us all of where our priorities should lie.

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  11. Val Boyko says:

    Thank you for the re-set on priorities. Wishing you more good days ahead. 💛

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  12. Glad you are back and feeling a bit better.

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  13. sunshinysa says:

    Please accept my hugs and warm regards from Sunshiny South Africa. I admire your spirit . Stay strong.

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