While my personal circumstances seem to clicking along in a kind and gentle way at the moment, any quick peek at the international news breaks my heart and can give way to moments of deep sadness and helplessness of "what can I do"? It seems there is always "something" just not right. It may be a hardship in your own life, in the life of someone you love, in your immediate community, and, often, in the larger world in which we are all intimately connected in ways we often miss.
Life is hard. Look up. Really. Today, get outdoors wherever you are and in whatever environment in which you find yourself today. Take a moment to look up. Look out. Look down. This planet Earth is our home. The Holy One created it for us. The beauty is there, even on the darkest of days. Take a moment to soak in Creation and deeply breathe. That Sabbath moment invites us back to center to move through our day feeling just a bit more grounded and held in a holy embrace.
If you are photography nut as I am (amateurs included, as I am!!!), send a .jpg to me at firstname.lastname@example.org of your moment. Simply provide your first name and your general location. I will post these to share with others in another week or so.
Here is mine to get you started …
Judy, an early morning in Southeastern Ohio