Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.

Dr. MArtin Luther King

Job loss, arrest, profiling, empty nests, break up, illness, and change, galore – all things I’ve heard from friends in recent days. Feels like we are all battling on many fronts.

Today’s reflection is just that, a reflection. No under water access for me- just a few stolen moments- listening, observing, believing, and honoring others who have endured difficulty, with peace and grace.

I’m trying to put my energy on the positive, in hopes of tipping the scale. Why? Because it exists, so why not? Doesn’t mean I ignore or internalize the ridiculous and outrageous, just trying to let it roll off a moment or two sooner…trying to remember forgiveness and letting go is a gift we give to ourselves.

And if I’m on a road trip and can’t get in water- well then some reflection, observation, and a cold shower when it”s 100 degrees out- this is enough to keep me going today.

Dr. Martin Luther King Reflection Park, Memphis, TN

A promise:

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”  ~MLK

video, in front of MLK park reflecting pool, which, if it doesn’t open- trust me, light dancing the murky water was really cool. (Technology- enabling, and agitating!)