Happy Thorsday, little friday, thankful thursday… Yeah. I’m barely up to faking it. It’s been a rough week, hasn’t it? I have friends who are marathoners, and thankfully, the local runners in Boston – both to run and cheer – were not hurt. I have another friend who used to live very near the 25 milepost and always had a party on race day, and she’s rather rattled as you might imagine.
It feels as though something dark and tragic has happened every day this week thus far. I hope all of my Texas friends and relations are safe and weren’t impacted in any way by the fire in West, and of course, those working at the scene and caring for the victims are in my thoughts and prayers.
But there is still joy. Tuesday night, the League’s Community Resource Board selected a recipient for our Emily Couric Community Advocacy Award, and that’s always a cause for celebration. Last night, the Membership Council hosted our now-annual Joint Leadership Social, for incoming and out-going leaders in the League. We were at a new venue, and it was fun to have some of our Sustainer (Life Members) leaders join us too.
I’m also especially grateful that our local woman’s organization is a part of an international association with a proud, productive history AND some of the most dedicated staff EVER. I honestly can’t count how many after-hours, from their homes conversations I’ve had with AJLI staff over the past few years, and they always laugh off my attempts to express my gratitude. (And that call last night saved our League hundreds of dollars after a hotel registration snafu… even though it creates more work for AJLI staff. They get that we’re non-profits and money matters.)
And I’d be remiss if I didn’t note that I have all kinds of help at home too. They’re at work with us today, and it’s impossible to be too morose when you have a happy fur-girl or two shadowing you.
How are you balancing all of the dark news in the current events?