For those of you who have been reading for the past ten plus years, you know July sometimes was not my favorite month. The heat of July can be oppressive here in the Deep South, the air can feel still, time can seem to stand still when you have small children with endless days of trying to beat the heat. I even wrote posts about July Doldrums and More July Doldrums. Eventually June and July turned into my months to do homeschooling consultations with to parents all over the United States so that cheered this ambivert up considerably! (Jubuliant July!) I no longer dread July!
This time of #covid and history-making change has made me think this July is going to be revolutionary. I hope it doesn’t retreat into status quo, stillness, and a dead end. We must not give up the fight for peace, for unity, for justice, for change within ourselves and our communities. We must embrace these times we are living in and help move things forward for the better.
We can use social media to amplify voices, we can write to our local representatives, donate, we can speak up to the people we know even if it’s hard, and we can prepare to vote and get involved. The place to begin a revolutionary change lies within ourselves. What are our hearts telling us we should be doing in this month? Our inner work matters because now more than ever, our homes and families must stand for safety and community and love. How can become more generous, more loving, more kind, more aware, more longing for justice? How can we become people of reconciliation in our communities and in the world? We are being called to important work in this day and time; let us not neglect what our calling and part may be, however small. What sparks of peace are you lighting in your own family and community? How are we helping the very least amongst us?
On a different note, July in the ordinary time of the homeschooling family is also a month to plan, plan, and plan for homeschooling. To that end, veteran homeschooler Amanda Evans and I are planning a FREE Zoom call for grades 5/6 THIS SUNDAY July 5 EST 7-8:30 and Tuesday, July 7 from 7-8:30 for grades 7/8/9. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org in order to register.
Hold fast to the true, the right, the real, the love, the promise of hope.
Blessings in hope,