As I was cleaning up and updating my blog layout (or at least attempting to) in preparation for my new Substack newsletters, I realized there were some evergreen themes I had previously written about that I wanted to revisit. The title of one post was from one of my favorite C.S. Lewis quotes, so I spent some time re-reading the 2017 post. In it, I talked about how hard things had happened that year, mixed in with some good. When I was re-reading my original post, I honestly laughed. It’s not that I’ve become a complete cynic, but I couldn’t remember what even happened in 2017 to inspire such a post (probably politics or something else happening in America, but I guess it’s a good thing if I can’t remember anything super personal or specific).
2023 is not even a month old and I needed and appreciated these words (both yours and Jack's)! Thank you for this, Jamie.