November 9 is when I celebrate International Day of Compassion. Another tiny personal step toward peace, which evolved through my 9/11 Bowing Project.
But as I prepare to celebrate it this year, I’m thinking that at this stage of our evolution, we might not be quite ready for compassion.
Maybe it’s too ambitious an aim.
Maybe I need to start smaller. Change that to Turn It Around Day; a day when I ask myself, What do I need to turn around in my life? What impulse to I need to rein in? What inconvenient truth about my imperfect human self do I need to gently, quietly acknowledge?
Perhaps that’s a more achievable aim for this year’s November 9.
Learning to love the hater in me seems like an ongoing project. A timely reminder on any day.
So, wishing you a happy Turn It Around Day this Sunday, November 9! Perhaps you too, would be relieved to realize you can start small, with just one small dark dot to shine light on, and turn it around?