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Demonstrate Kindness

Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. ~ Dr. Samuel Johnson

When kindness has left people, even for a few moments,
we become afraid of them, as if their reason has left them.

~ Willa Cather

Cultivating Gratitude

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Be At Peace


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Shine As You Are

“Divine Love is alive and awake, fully present in every aspect of your life. It is who you are, expressing as you. At the moment of creation, you became God’s expression of love, free to show up in your own unique way. As you grow from the ups and downs of your life, the beauty of who you are is fostered, and who you are is a beautiful thing! As you express love, the Beloved constantly holds you in a relationship that is personal, indescribable and sacred. Your whole life is a Divine set-up, orchestrated to get your attention so that you might know the sweetness and the power of your worth. Messages come from a loving Universe. The breeze whispers, ‘Can you feel me? I notice you. You matter to me.’ The sun reminds you that you have your own light to shine. The beauty of nature pours itself into you, praising you so that you’ll remember you’re praiseworthy. You are Love’s great gift, just as you are. Your life and your love bless the world.” ~Rev. Jane Beach

See You Under The Stars

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Today is the last Saturday in March, and as such it is the day recognized worldwide as EARTH HOUR since it began in Sydney, Australia in 2007. It is now one of the most widely recognized environmental awareness events with people and organizations around the globe turning off all non-essential lights between 8:30 and 9:30pm local time.

To me this evening represents how small changes can add up to a big impact. Plus as a birding enthusiast, I’m always delighted to see fewer and fewer skyscraper lights illuminating empty floors and distracting evening migrants. Thank you to businesses and organizations who participate and role-model to others how it’s done! And beyond just today, rather using it as a springboard for change. My family and I will be pleased to display candlelight flickering in windows of our occupied rooms tonight as we darken our home and lower our energy consumption.

Let’s do what we can to lower electrical usage this evening. A couple of years ago my family played board games by candlelight, and last year we went for a long, enjoyable walk. What ideas do you have for an unplugged type of evening? Whatever it may be, do stay safe with burning candles and negotiating yourself in the dark, but do something. It matters more than you may know! Turn off the lights and let our hearts shine with hope. And I’ll see you under the stars.

 

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

{attributed to Margaret Mead but no source found *Wikiquote* ~ wise words nonetheless}

Give Without Remembering

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” ~Dalai Lama

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” ~Robert A. Heinlein

“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.” ~Elizabeth Bibesco

Being Positive

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves: ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~Marianne Williamson