I continue to realize how important it is to honor each and every moment. This time of year I rise and water outside and visit a redwood tree that anchors our lower yard. I feel graced to live near such a tree. I'm inspired as I honor its trunk, branches, needles and its loving paintbrush touch of sky.
I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized.
May today be a day of peace for us all!