Kathy Donchak

March 27, 2022

Sunday Letter: Don’t Hesitate


“Don’t Hesitate”

If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy,

don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty

of lives and whole towns destroyed or about

to be. We are not wise, and not very often

kind. And much can never be redeemed.

Still, life has some possibility left. Perhaps this

is its way of fighting back, that sometimes

something happens better than all the riches

or power in the world. It could be anything,

but very likely you notice it in the instant

when love begins. Anyway, that’s often the

case. Anyway, whatever it is, don’t be afraid

of its plenty. Joy is not made to be a crumb."

- Devotions by Mary Oliver

In a world that can change in an instant, allow yourself to feel joy. It is a beautiful and life-giving act of defiance.

Be well,


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