“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears,

for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.

I was better after I had cried, than before–more sorry,

more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

For  your consideration…….

Tears….real tears…..are connected to our soul. Whether they come from frustration, joy and happiness or sadness, they are unleashed from our emotions. They come from our authentic self and that is a good thing.

To be ashamed of tears is to be ashamed of the real you. Instead rejoice in their honesty.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.

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

-Meditate/pray….listen to your authentic self.

-Drink lots of water.

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

-Love yourself.

What made me smile yesterday…….

-Alex is off the ship and we can once again talk to her.

-My last grade school class of the year. It is fun to see the progress they have made. But they are soooooo ready to be done.

-Bruce surprised me and did a little cleaning.

-Laundry done.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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