For your consideration…..

It is easy to see our differences. They seem glaring. Whether they are big or little, they often seem insurmountable. It makes no difference if it is with family, friends, neighbors, at work, our government or the world. The spotlight is on the division.

I knew the above picture was perfect the minute I saw it. Having come out of the business world there are always lots of “golf” jokes. In fact, golf, other sports or events are often used to bring clients together. It is the common ground 0f HOPE for finding a way to put together a deal beneficial to all.

Today we are being given a suggestion. Change the focus to what we have in common. Take the spotlight or focus off the glaring division and put it on what we have in common. Build on the common ground until you can find consensus on the bigger issue.

Make the common ground bigger than the division. Pamper it. Feed it. Make it the most important priority. Through common ground you will eventually find the solution to the differences. That is the HOPE. And so it is.


Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take…..

-Meditate…..Go to your calm center at least once a day. Listen to your Guidance.

-Drink lots of water.

-Take in at least 10 deep breaths outdoors.

-Make a “T” for every difference or problem. On the left side put common ground and on the right put down the differences. Build from the common ground side.


What made me smile yesterday……

-I made it through the school day despite getting sicker by the moment with a cold.

-A great dinner.

-Skyping with Alex.

-An early early bedtime.


Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris





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