Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Grateful {31 of 31 Slice of Life}

Reflections - 

What a month of slicing with some very unexpected turns.  It was nice to rejoin this community.  I started several pieces and restarted trying to focus on the small moment.  Too many things going on that could easily turn into a rant.  At one point, I thought about abandoning and in all my years of participating I've only abandoned once when some really hard things were happening personally.  I knew it was okay if I had to abandon and I knew I didn't want to.  I had to find some new norms for my participation.  If I didn't slice I went back and caught up because the thoughts were in my head.  I did this twice I think.  I had two days without a slice and I think 29/31 is a win considering all that is being thrown our way.  My commenting wasn't the usual level of participation and I am thank you for the comments I still received.  My reflection is a bit of a confession.  Right now, I'm working hard to accept grace.  To give grace to others and myself.  Thank you, Slice of Life community and beyond for anyone stopping by that helped foster grace; making me grateful for slicing all month.

Thank you Two Writing Teachers for fostering this writing community and offering this challenge.


  1. It was nice to rejoin this community for me too. As I said to someone else, the community seemed more important than the writing at times. Keep writing!

  2. This writing is obviously from the heart. Finding some new norms is a challenge which we're all trying to figure out. I'm glad you stuck with the SOL challenge! :-) ~JudyK

  3. Always, but especially now, it's important to give yourself grace. The great thing about this challenge is that anything you do is a win, isn't it? Any slice you write is more than if you hadn't, whether it's one post or two or 29, or 31--they all get you writing. And any comments you give are more than the writer would have received if you hadn't written the comments. Again--it's all a win. Good for you for figuring out how to make it work during this challenging time and not giving up!

  4. I'm glad you are writing. It's a very good thing. I loved the line in this post about your reflection becoming a confession. I'm going to be thinking about the way sometimes confession is part of reflection. (Plus I love the sounds of these words together.)
    Shine on,

  5. You know I am a fan and will always be a fan of your thoughts. Stay safe and take care of you and your family.