what really matters

Heartbreak and hope are not mutually exclusive.

We can be angry and sad and filled with longing for something we cannot have,

and simultaneously we can be grateful for what we’ve got —

aware, for reasons we’d never choose, of what really matters.


Quote: Lennon Flowers
Image: Google images

thank you, Karl Duffy on Mindfulbalance.org

Follow your truth

 

And if you follow your truth down the road to peace and the affirmation of love,
if you shine like a beacon for all to see,
then the poetry of all the great dreamers and philosophers is yours to manifest in a nation,
a world community, and a Beloved Community that is finally at peace with itself.


Quote: John Lewis
Image: Melissa Askew

As if it were new…

Blessing
Ancient One
who makes all things new,
may we receive with gentleness
and touch with hopefulness
and protect with fierceness
and love with tenderness;
and may we celebrate with gratefulness
and welcome with humbleness
and tend with gracefulness
all that you give.

Quote: Jan Richardson

Image: Virgin and Child // Cover of The Magnificat // For The National Black Catholic Congress, Orlando, July 2017

keep going on

there are days the only thing I can do is say – ‘keep going’. It is good to know I am not alone . Enjoy…

Behold this day

Behold this day, for it is yours to make.


Quote: Black Elk
Photo: Chris Liu Beers

from Gratefulness.org