Set Your Clocks Back One Hour Tonight

Tomorrow standard time returns to clocks in a lot of places. Be sure to turn your clocks back one hour before turning in. You get an extra hour of sleep. Not sure I want an “extra hour” of 2020 though.

LGBTQ Living Your Truth In Power #NationalComingOutDay

To all my friends in the LGBTQ community this is your day of truth and power. For those who have come out I stand with you in support. For those who find it difficult to come out know that you have support and love. For some coming out is not safe and may you be brave. There is nothing wrong with you, it’s the world that is messed up. Grace and peace to you all as you seek to just be yourselves without apology.

Take Care This Monday My Friends And Neighbors Near And Far

My friends have a good Monday. Take care of others and yourselves. Watch out for your friends and neighbors. Be careful and mindful of those around you. Do good things wherever you are today. Have a good day everyone.

Sunday Reflection: Compassion Is Powerful

Compassion is powerful. It is the act of feeling concern and pity for the misfortunes of others. It is so needed in a world where people are impacted by the Coronavirus, wildfires in the west, hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, and regular situations of poverty, hunger, depression, and the like. Sometimes it means forgiving huge debts that would be impossible to repay like those who have a tough time making rent, paying medical bills, and the like.

Compassion is powerful in that it can take the pressure off people who are at their breaking point. Desperate people who through no fault of their own cannot seem to get ahead. Sometimes the system just doesn’t work for them. It means being fair and just which can mean the difference in the lives of those who need it most. The important thing to know is that you could be the person in peril, facing a mountain you cannot climb and one paycheck away from losing it all. We are all in that boat whether we like to admit it or not.

Compassion is powerful in that it works both ways. Everyone is worthy of it. Now that is not to say that one should compassion be a way for someone to take advantage of you, but it can be a way that shows a better way of living.

Compassion is powerful in that you can find your way of doing that for others. Now is not the time to be focused on ourselves but to make the world a better place by giving our friends and neighbors a much-needed break. Harness that power you must give breath and life to those in need.