Icy Windshields & Privilege

Icy Windshields & Privilege WORDBridge Now Angie Beumer Johnson

Happy 2021!

Happy? This moment of 2021? Not thus far, you may be thinking. Agreed--it’s a both/and situation once again. While there’s plenty to be very concerned about, we hurt ourselves (& others) by drawing our focus away from positives.

Since COVID struck, both my husband, Brett, and I are working from home, so we graciously allow our son, Hayden, to put his car in the garage. ;-) I yearned for the simple comfort of not having to scrape my car one morning when I headed to a doc appointment.

As I drove, I found myself getting a lil’ annoyed with those privileged drivers I passed who clearly didn’t have to scrape the ice and brush the snow off their cars. Huh, I thought. Funny how I never thought of that before.

The stream of my thoughts drifted to empathy in general: How much more was I overlooking that other people have to deal with every day that I don’t? From seemingly superficial to deeply intense privileges, a morning of scraping made me pause.

In 2021 I wish you moments of goodness and moments of insight in the not-so-good moments.

In the spirit of words as bridges,


17 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Spiritually Speaking: THE Heart of Everything

Heard the Spirit this morning telling me to prioritize in all—and not overwork, overwhelm, miss the forest for the trees. What’s THE most important thing at this moment? The  Heart of  Everything I AM