There is beauty and signifi cance in even the smallest and
simplest of things. Every thought we have, every action
we take affects someone or something else and so on. To
infi nity. The struggles and splendor, the diffi cult and the Divine, the dark and the light are inextricably intertwined. They are not moving alongside each other – the parallel tracks of a train, but are stirred together: by God's hand - and our own.
What really matters is how we treat people. All humans are created equal and every living thing should have the right to strive toward its fullest potential. Each time a barrier to a goal is removed, a relationship restored, a negative thought born into a positive one, help given to someone in need, there is a shift in the light. There is good in everyone.
And always, there is something to be grateful for, even in the most trying of times. The opportunity to be thankful can make our burdens seem lighter. The cream into your coffee. First rays of sunrise streaming into your darkest night. What we do, as we move forward in our learning in this place, is to ever strive to be more a part of the light.