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“I am hearby barring Donald Trump from entering St. Petersburg until we finally understand the dangerous threat posed by all Trumps. “
-Rick Kriseman, Mayor of St.Petersburg, Florida in a tweet
I’ve recently realised the vastness of the Sahara Desert. One simply cannot grasp its magnitude until seeing it from an aerial perspective.
This made me think about the grandeur and “size” of things in our lives that we take for granted every day. The largess of the desert is one example of how things exist simultaneously along side us without requiring our permission, our interference or our need.
We’ve all been told at some point in our lives to be the bigger person, to stand tall in the face of adversity and in blessing…. but no one ever really gets down to the spiritual crux of the matter. So here it is:
The size of your spirit cannot be imagined by a small mind. In fact, it is so “large” that you yourself cannot imagine it fully. So be larger than you are. Don’t just reach for the stars when you live in a galaxy! Think larger than you are. Think on the scale of creation… As Hafiz, poet, sage and brilliant spirit, said “I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being!”
You were never meant to be a dim, small presence. Think universally. Think spiritually. Think Love. Think big.
“Mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Write a love letter.
Share some treasure. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Keep a promise.
Find the time. Forgive an enemy.
Listen. Apologize if you were wrong. Think first of someone else.
Be Kind and Gentle. Laugh a little. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude.
Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth.
Speak your love.
Speak it again.
Speak it still once again.”
To all the women who make my life possible, I say thank you and I honour you.
From the moms (single and married) who pull off the amazing every day to the managers, educators, instructors, confidants, nurses, listeners, drivers, colleagues and women who hold me up, I say thank you.
To all the men, women and children who hold up these women, I need to thank you as well.
To every woman past, present and living who have ever inspired me, I thank you. From your life stories, from your presence in this world, I have learned and been made stronger and wiser.
Thank you to the women who are my life teachers. And to those who let me breathe. To those who struggle every day for freedom, for food, for medicine, for safety and for dignity, I say a prayer for you today and I honour your strength.
Happy International Women`s Day!