Small Matters - December 19, 2023

Caring for your WordPress website

WordPress Security

Beware WordPress scams! While some email phishing tactics seem obviously spammy, there are reports of recent email scams claiming to be from the “WordPress Security Team“.

Apparently, some emails even instruct you to install a plugin to ensure your website is functioning properly.

Be very cautious when clicking links in suspicious emails, and remember this official statement from WordPress:

The WordPress Security Team will never email you requesting that you install a plugin or theme on your site, and will never ask for an administrator username and password.

Caring for Your Business


If you live in a part of the world that celebrates Christmas or a year-end Holiday, you might feel like your calendar is more full than normal.

Instead of filling your days with events that satisfy other people’s expectations, try to clear your calendar for what’s really important for you at this moment in your life.

“An empty calendar is a competitive advantage. The person who fills their calendar with average opportunities has no time for exceptional ones.”

What might an emptier calendar feel like for you in 2024?

Caring for Yourself


And if you’re able to take some quiet time off, make room in your calendar to sit or stand in awe (and contemplation) of something bigger than you. That might be a mountain, a tree, an ocean, a storm, or a snowflake. You might experience awe in a religious ceremony or sacred text, in a loved one’s smile or tear, or even in the wonder of your life.

What do you find awe-some right now?

“Awe is a sense for the…mystery beyond all things. It enables us…to sense in small things the beginning of infinite significance, to sense the ultimate in the common and the simple.”

Abraham Joshua Heschel
Ai generated drawing of person at edge of forest of beautiful trees facing beautiful starry sky in winter
AI-generated with Adobe Firefly (and some creative human text prompts)

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