“The Future Depends On What We Do In The Present.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
Happy May Flowers, Mother’s Day, Teacher’s & Nurses’ Appreciation and more monthly Monitor Readers,
And, let’s not forget Memorial Day. This year I believe Memorial Day will have that special sacred remembrance that I recalled as a child. Do you remember your earlier years of Memorial Day? Please take time to reflect, to appreciate, to grieve, and to honor the gift of gratefulness.
This month I had too many thoughts that I wanted to express, mostly about the events that happen in April. In fact, I believe we all could write a book about the happenings of April 2021. However, I decided to just appreciate finally being able to exhale for the moment of Blue-Line accountability and witnessing Black Live Matters. Instead, of sharing my expressions I’m simply requesting that you please contact the governor and our lawmakers to cross the Red-Line accountability to #Stop Pipeline 3; and I’m sharing two lessons from “The Tao of Pooh” by Benjamin Hoff.
The Tao of Pooh
To know the Way,
We go the Way;
We do the Way
The way we do
The things we do.
It’s all there in front of you,
But if you try too hard to see it,
You’ll only become confused.
I am me,
And you are you,
As you can see;
But when you do,
The things you can do,
You will find the Way,
And the Way will follow you.
Today Was A Difficult Day
“Today was a difficult day,” said Pooh.
There was a pause.
“Do you want to talk about it?” asked Piglet.
“No,” said Pooh after a bit. “No, I don’t think I do.”
“That’s ok,” said Piglet, and he came and sat by his friend.
“What are you doing?” asked Pooh.
“Nothing really,” said Piglet. “Only I know what ‘Difficult Days’ are like. I quite often don’t feel like talking about my ‘Difficult Days’ either.
“But goodness,” continued Piglet, “Difficult Days are so much easier when you know you’ve got someone there for you. And I’ll always be there for you, Pooh.”
And as Pooh sat there, working through in his head his Difficult Day, while the solid, reliable Piglet sat next to him quietly, swinging his little legs…. He thought that his best friend had never been more right.
Have a grateful month….and stay optimistic!
May Peace Be In the Rondo, Frogtown, Hamline/Midway, Como, & Surrounding Communities...
May Peace Be In Our Homes & Communities…
May Peace Prevail On Earth MPPOE)!!!!
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