For your consideration…..

“A date that will live in infamy…” is from a speech by President Franklin D. Roosevelt following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Infamy is not a commonly used word which is a good thing. By definition it means being well-known for a bad quality or deed.

Today’s message seems like a gross exaggeration. First because most of us associate the word infamy with very bad or evil acts or deeds. And secondly because today’s message is specifically talking about words.

Words matter. Our words matter. Once spoken we have a short few moments to make a correction before they are sent out to the Universe where they reverberate. Yes, they “land” so to speak which sets off more words that do the same thing. The chain reaction goes on forever. Often these words and their consequences land right back on us. It is our Karma.

Often we don’t think much about our words. We don’t think about them living in infamy. Even now perhaps we are thinking, “So what?”

We find the “so what” in our authentic self where there is “no judgment.” All things, all acts, all words etc. are equal and it doesn’t matter who the speaker is. They carry the energy of intention without judgment. When we take out judgment then using infamy in today’s message cannot be a gross exaggeration.

The words we choose to use carry our intention. We are simply asked to make sure that is the energy we want reverberated around the Universe. We are asked to think about not only our highest good but the highest good of all?

That is the HOPE. And so it is.

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

-Meditate/pray…ask…”What is my next step for my highest good and the highest good of all?”

-Drink lots of water. Try flavoring your water to see if that helps your drink more.

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths.

-Think about and choose your words.

What made me smile yesterday….

-Lots of little tasks done. It seems like I have so many “loose ends” that I am worried I will forget something.

-Lunch with Pam.

-I needed a “small” plug converter. She mentioned she had seen one while standing in line at Marshall’s. (What a memory!) I went there and sure enough they had that and a few other travel items that are perfect.

-Since I drove to the mall, I thought I might as well cruise through DSW. I have been looking for shoes that are light weight and supporting for my upcoming trips. Wahoo, I found the perfect pair….exactly what I was looking for.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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