Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Love anyway

When everything you’ve worked so hard to build is in ruins — 
love anyway.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

What truly matters

We artists paint and write or dance and sing;
we act, or bake, or cook and clean;
we protest, we plant gardens;
we adopt both pets and children —
All ways of bringing hope into this troubled world;
declaring worth, patience, and care —
to say, despite it all, this truly matters...

Monday, April 15, 2019

How can you help?

Whose burden might you ease today?
Whose heavy heart could you lift up
with a simple act of kindness?
What might you do to lighten
the dark corners of our world?

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Holding out hope

Whenever dark clouds, gathering on the horizon,
seem destined to extinguish hope, or joy,
we hold within our hearts trust and awareness
that light waits just beyond the cross and cave;
that flowers lost to winter’s cold
will break through crusts of earth and bloom again.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

What will you radiate?

From each of us there flows a radiance:
of hope, of love, of anger, sadness, pain...
whatever energy absorbs us spills out in waves,
affecting — or infecting — those around us.
What influence will you radiate today?

Friday, April 12, 2019

Go ahead: lie back and howl!

Some days you just need to lie on your back and howl.
Don’t be embarrassed or ashamed:
Give yourself permission to feel what you feel.
Let it out; let it go — you’re only human!

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Why isn't compassion automatic?

The people who seek shelter in this pink house,
behind these bars, are human, too:
like us, they hunger for joy and an end to suffering;
They know the pain of loss
and pray for inner peace just as we do.
Why is it that we humans are so determined
to ignore our common humanity?
Why isn’t compassion as natural as breathing?