Surprises …

come in all forms, shapes and sizes.   Sometimes, they come in the forms of friends we thought we had lost along the way.

Sometimes surprises come along when nothing else is working and drain us of everything we have.

Trust that the universe is unfolding exactly as it must.

Sometimes surprises come along that could have been predicted.

Like the current situation in Syria. Or the melting of the Greenland ice sheet. Or the destruction of civility and rationality in Mali.  Even the famine and droughts plaguing many areas in Africa.  The economic realities taking shape in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, and South America.

So here is a prayer for stability and lasting peace in necessary regions.

May resolution be swift.