I’m sitting here at my desk on the last quiet afternoon before we head back to Sedona. It’s raining on and off, and the stream out back is flowing fast, cold and muddy.

Tomorrow we’ll be cleaning house and getting ready for our New Year’s Eve get-together with a dozen old and new friends, and then packing for the return flight. Where did the time go…

On the flip-side of my small world, this afternoon I’ve been thinking about Pakistan and what it is that I can do to make the world a more conscious, unified place to live. It’s too frustrating to concentrate on my helplessness on a global scale, so I deal with the sadness and fear by trying to focus on small, take-able actions.

I’ve always found personal mentoring to be a good way to use this energy. In high school I tutored a girl from Baltimore’s inner city. In college I volunteered for a time at a mental health hospital in D.C. In later years I helped to organize a project that brought troubled kids from Paterson, NJ out to a special summer camp.

I think it’s time for me to do this again. Children are the ones who will be growing up and hopefully bringing more love and understanding to the problems we’re dealing with today. If I can make a difference in one child’s life, who knows what that child may be able to do in the future. So when I settle back in Sedona, I’m going to look into mentoring programs in the area.

If I don’t get back to the blog before January 1st, I wish everyone a new year’s eve that will set the stage for peace and happiness in 2008. 🙂

2 Responses to "And the Rain Goes On"

  1. Lauren

    January 6, 2008

    You’re a fantastic mentor. Let us know what program you decide to work with. 🙂

  2. sunny

    January 6, 2008

    Thank you. That is the nicest compliment I could ever receive from my daughter. I hereby claim all credit for the wonderful person you’ve turned out to be! 🙂

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