I purchased a book for ASB that we may use in the coming months as we explore our role in affecting change, and I'd like to share a few lines from the introduction. The name of the book is The Impossible Will Take a Little While edited by Paul Rogat Loeb.
"How difficult it is, though, to address such looming realities as weather gone haywire or a faltering economy when the day-to-day demands of job and family require so much of our attention. Merely thinking about them is to flirt with disaster.
And no one is immune, not even those whose occupations or interests directly involve helping others or bringing about constructive social change."
Personally, I find these words extremely relevant. Thinking of myself as a woman, a wife, a mother, an employee, a friend. Thinking of paying the mortgage, daycare, bills, savings. Thinking of spending time at work, time at home, with family and friends, time alone. Thinking of the past, of today and of the future.
And also thinking of others- how do we all make it work?