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Wednesday of Hope – Bringing Light

The desire for light produces light.

– Simone Weil

The Job of a Lighthouse

Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.

– Anne Lamott

Wednesday of Hope – Which Does Not Depend on Hopes

Faith leads to beliefs, just as hope leads to hopes. Yet faith does not depend on beliefs, nor does hope depend on hopes.

– David Steindl-Rast

Suggestions for Committing Random Acts of Kindness

Surprised by Beauty

Surprised by Beauty

Have you ever been surprised by love? Surprised by beauty? Surprised by kindness? It is always a good time to share that kind of loving surprise with others. Here is a short list of ways to commit random acts of kindness. You could probably add to the list!!

~ The next toll booth you come to, pay for a car behind you.

~ Send a thank you letter to a teacher you once had, letting him or her know the difference the teacher made in your life.

~ Ask an older person to tell you a story about his or her youth.

~ Order a mail order gift anonymously for a friend or co-worker.

~ Give another driver your parking spot.

~ Let someone merge ahead of you, smile and wave at that person.

~ Write a note to the boss of someone who has helped you, thanking the boss for having such a great employee.

~ Praise the work or attitude of a co-worker to someone else in the workplace.

~ Write a note to the owner of a house or garden in your neighborhood whose beauty gives you pleasure.

~ Say, “I love you” to 20 people for whom it’s true.

 

– Source unknown

Expect the Unexpected

Path to "The End" at Montauk Point

Path to “The End” at Montauk Point

..there are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths.
– Mark Nepo

Where Do We Find Opportunity?

Opportunities are also everywhere and so you must always let your hook be hanging. When you least expect it, a great fish will swim by.
– Og Mandino

Fisherman at Target Rock on Long Island

Fisherman at Target Rock on Long Island

Wisdom from the Dalai Lama

Grand osprey

Grand osprey near Target Rock on Long Island

Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
– His Holiness the Dalai Lama