rend·er /rendər/ verb
- provide or give (a service, help, etc.)
- cause to be or become; make
- furnish for consideration
- transmit to a clearer form
If you are happy and I am happy – that makes two.
If I am also happy for you, and you are also happy for me – that’s four.
Why just add to the joy of the season when we can plainly multiply it?
Render a plot of life unique
No other trek will do.
Judge others not
What they begot
Admeasure all paths as true.
Peace on Earth.
Dividing lines are forming fast.
The rift remains the same:
A crooked, selfish, hellish blaze
Where hatred fans the flames.
Water, peace, and Mother Earth
Were challenged then and now.
What needs to change
Is scope and range
Till tolerance abounds.
May native lands grow calm again.
May the water run free and pure.
May individual freedom reign,
And humanity endure.
We are one.
Peace, love, and hope…
If only we could
Listen a moment sooner,
Push a little gentler,
Hug a second longer,
Love a smidgen wider, and
Forgive a minute quicker,
What a kinder day would rise.
Peace and hope…
Each day, the light of gratitude surrounds my thoughts, guides my choices, and warms my heart.
Peace, love, and thanks…
The seasons change and so can I.
The best things in life are nearest ones: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.
-Robert Louis Stevenson
Today I give thanks for the path of right before me.
Abraham was examined by three doctors and four nurses; poked twice (port access, blood draw, and a shot); tested for three hours on his cognitive, emotional, and general processing skills; scanned; surveyed; high-fived and hugged warmly.
Our daily duties are done.
We have given thanks.
Sunlight is shining down on us as we head south on Lake Shore Drive.
And, our breath can expand a little deeper as the well-being of our precious boy, according to his dear army of a medical team, remains stable on all fronts.
Today, we feel richer than kings.
Peace and thanks…
Today’s rain and tomorrow’s breeze
Mix together with falling leaves
To blend a hue
Of fall anew
In welcome change
And altered view.
-I am grateful for October, and I respect the bold change it offers.