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For your consideration…

I don’t know about you but I avoid being around the flu and colds whenever I can. As soon as school starts I will be taking Emergen-C because invariably a student or two will have a summer cold. This is an example of how we …rightfully so…avoid things that are not good for us. We avoid things that make us sick. We avoid things that are toxic.

So too should we avoid things, people and events that are not good for us. How do we know if they are good for us or not? How do we feel? Do we feel anxious? Do we feel sad? So we feel angry? Or do we feel peaceful, joyful, happy and loved.

We all want a peaceful happy world. And we can all do a part in making it so. However, the way there is not by surrounding ourselves with negativity. The way there is by surrounding ourselves with all that is positive. We affect change by being that change. Finding inner joy and peace is the very first and best way for us to bring peace and joy to those around us. There is simply no other way to get there. How do we find it for ourselves? We seek it out. We find and surround ourselves with the people, place and things that bring us peace, joy, HOPE and love.

Realistically we can not always eliminate all of the negativity from our life. But the key is to recognize it and not let it into our core. Ask that it be banished and replaced with healing light. Light always replaces darkness. Love always beats hate. Remember, only love is real.

We have a choice. We always have a choice. Find the peace and joy. Radiate it out.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.

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

-Affirm…“I am loved.”

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

-Drink lots of water.

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

-Find peace and joy and bask in it.

What made me smile yesterday….

-Air conditioning.

-A good book.


-The moon is still lighting up the bedroom at night. It is the last thing I see as I close my eyes at night.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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