Written by Kathleen O’Mara during the Spanish Flu in 1919.
And people stayed at home
And read books
And they rested
And did exercises
And made art and played
And learned new ways of being
And stopped and listened
Someone meditated, someone prayed
Someone met their shadow
And people began to think differently
And people healed.
And in the absence of people who
Lived in ignorant ways
Dangerous, meaningless and heartless,
The earth also began to heal
And when the danger ended and
People found themselves
They grieved for the dead
And made new choices
And dreamed of new visions
And created new ways of living
And completely healed the earth
Just as they were healed.
Conference weekend was just WOW! Loved the new symbol, Hosanna Shout, Proclamation, Temple announcements, Apostolic Blessing and the Day of Fasting coming up on Good Friday. Plus there were some great talks. Not sure I could have handled anymore. Mind blown.
Sunday also brought Episode 2 from the Some Good New network. I have always loved John Krasinski from The Office. He and his wife Emily Blunt represent the best of Hollywood. If you haven’t tuned in yet, this is a really special thing. So much awesome wrapped into 17 minutes. Here is the link SGN Episode 2. It is a wonderful thing to see someone with influence elevate so many to Joy. Thank you John!
Monday made Christmas cookies. I think the family was shocked to unexpectedly see a plate full of delicious, cream cheese frosted, sugar cookies in April. Smiles all around. I may have eaten too many, but it was worth it! Oh that cream cheese frosting is yummy.
Tuesday evening we had Fondue for dinner. The great thing about Fondue is the stories and talking. It is not a meal to rush. Shared some great memories despite the circumstances. Wednesday and today the weather has been unbelievably nice. Spent a lot of time outside enjoying the sun. Took the four wheelers and motorbikes out for awhile. Yard Crew is here for a few days doing Spring clean up and making the place pretty. Ended the day outside by the fire. Keith brought out his telescope for a view of the full moon. It was lit up! Enjoyed the clear night and bright stars with U2 over the sound system.
Over the past couple of weeks there have been some cool things I have seen in social media or others have shared with me. Perhaps they will bring a smile you as well. Enjoy!
Final thoughts. Sometimes it falls on you to be the Sunshine. Not every day is storm free. Life is full of crazy, but you always have the choice how to respond. Fortunately this week we found a bit of both.