by Daniel Jacob, MSW: Founder of Can You Hear Me?
Thank you more please! This is what I tell myself when gratitude comes my way, often reminding myself that I must say it more... You see, when we stop and pause (as we often should) we can easily remind ourselves of all that we have, the every and any that can truly pick us up, while once again supporting our work in progress. This is exactly where my thoughts are as I recently had the opportunity to disconnect for several days, thank you more please!
Along with several of my brothers I ventured to Death Valley National Park to explore and breathe easy, while disconnecting from the attachment that consumes us all from time to time. I had never been to the valley with death in its name or had any real knowledge of this land that I came to embrace. As many do, the association to the desert is often; hot, dry, sand and factors that don't necessarily equate to comfort. However, what I was exposed to was perfect weather, amazing landscapes and the kind of peace that permeates gratitude. My experience may have been a little different as our group ventured off the grid (an hour off the main highway in the park) accessible only by vehicles equipped to make this kind of trek. Therefore, the remoteness of our camp provided all of us with a welcome that you just can not always receive when you are in the midst of it, thank you more please! For example, it was so so quiet and thus the senses were not negatively affected by the noise that one would receive being immersed into the kind of activity (and movement) received in the cities one resides within. As I write I reflect on how fortunate that I am to have these kind of opportunities, with a support system that is and wants to be on the same page adding to their own individual works in progress, while helping me support my own.
healthy habits to support this process, ones that can and will help you help yourself, thank you more please!
Until we meet again, may these words find you well with opportunity and gratitude on your side. The life that you want to live is always influenced by the life you choose to live, the difference between the two is how you...
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of Can You Hear Me? External Field Instructor at University of
Southern California School of Social Work MSW@USC. Daniel has a Masters
in Social Work (Families and Children Practice/School Social Work). He
is currently nearing the completion of the LCSW testing process.
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