What are your ?’s

“[F]or just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there’s nothing else. It’s here, and you’d better decide to enjoy it or you’re going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever.”
― Lev Grossman, The Magicians

It is President’s Day today and many of us have the day off from work in the USA.  I am probably going to spend most of the day watching the Olympics, but I noticed something recently that I thought I should address.  As I was scrolling through Instagram, I was awestruck how many people I follow travel the world for work or that is their work.  Yes, they get paid to travel and I get to see their splashy pictures on IG.  Seems pretty cool compared to really working…right?

One thing I am trying to do this Lent is to focus on all of the blessings I have in my life and not compare this to the others I see.  This is actually a really important spiritual practice.

  1.  What are my question marks?
  2. Stop comparing yourself to others.
  3.   When you catch yourself doing it, refocus your mind to the blessings you have.
  4.   And then I try to write down this list of blessings.
  5.   Unfollow the people that do not seem to be for real.  Removing them from your feed is liberating.
  6. Pray and be grateful for this is a good season to remember.

Marcie Doll

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I have enjoyed working for over 20 years in the education and publishing spaces creating accessible learning environments for all students. My teaching experiences led me into supporting schools in need of improvement and creating and delivering professional development to teachers and leaders. And then I moved into selling educational materials, programs, technology, and services. Most recently, I have been developing content for innovative learning programs in K-12 and museum spaces. For the past 17 years serving on the board of the Collegiate Corporation, I have led initiatives in women's leadership, stewardship, development, virtual strategy, and educational programs for youth and families. Outside of the learning and non-profit spaces, I enjoy blogging about faith and inspiring women. I have a passion for travel, where you might find me exploring national parks, museums, and finding the best local restaurant to eat. I capture my adventures digitally with my camera. My photography has appeared in exhibitions throughout Europe and Australia in 2019 and 2020, on television in the United States, and was chosen from over 100,000 entries to appear in a well-known photography magazine.

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