Welcome. Make yourself at home. Get comfortable. Mi mundo es su mundo. Let us cultivate our radical hospitality, which is not a one sided exchange. Gracious acceptance is an equal partner in the hospitality transaction. As we give, so we receive. As we are called to extend ourselves, so to are we to be open and receptive. Life is dialog rather than soliloquy, so today let us again strike up the conversation. We are Grateful Beings. Blesséd Be, and Amen.
Today is a blank page, and our actions will write our story upon it. May we so act that the story will be pleasing to us and to the ages. For page potential we are grateful. Blesséd Be, and Amen.
We don’t make friends – we meet them. Everywhere we go there is the potential for new and meaningful friendships. There are billions of other souls on Earth, affording each of us a nearly infinite number of possible friends: let us call this Infrienditude. Infrienditude calls us to treat each and every person we meet as a possible ally, helpmate, confidant. The Golden Rule, which invokes us to not do unto others that which we would not have done to us is Infrienditude. May we move through our days greeting each and every as an unmet friend. Acting thus, we will build World Community, a global neighborhood of cohorts. For Infrienditude we are Grateful. Blesséd Be, and Amen.
Life unfolds, acts upon us, and we call it Luck. The universe does not know Luck, although it is intimately familiar with Chance. Inasmuch, the universe may seem cold, impersonal; and yet you and I and everyone know is part of that same universe, and we know each other to be personal, personable. Luck is our way of humanizing the universe, to feel familiar in the vastness of infinitude. So welcome luck in all its forms, for it is the universe’s way of introducing itself to you! Press your luck, and you will find a friend with boundless possibilities. We are lucky to be grateful, and grateful to be lucky. Blesséd Be, and Amen.
Today is so small on the scale of universe time, that it is infinitely huge. Time truly is an illusion, possibly invented by an ad agency interested in selling watches. Let us not be slaves to time, nor shall we be masters. May we live outside the confines of time by constantly being present. May we mark our conscious awakening with deeds well done, friends well loved, and self well known. May our lives become a curated collection of caring, and in no time at all we will all be whole. For this life out of time we are grateful. Blesséd Be, and Amen.
Listen – Life is singing. Listen to the clickety-click of dogs nails on wood floors. Listen to the soft whoosh of cars on newly wet streets. Listen to children playing several doors down. Listen to the sighs of elderly ladies. Listen to the first lone cricket of spring. Listen to the spin cycle ramp up. Listen to your own heart beating. The song of Life is composed in every waking moment. Some movements are soft and low, others loud and crashing. There is melody and rhythm all around us and deep within us. Let Life’s Song bring us comfort and companionship, the soundtrack to our journey, and may we too sing praises to the miracle of existence. For this choir of angels we give thanks. Blesséd Be, and Amen.
Please and Thank You is our prayer today. Let us practice asking for the things we need, practice asking of others what they need, and practice gratitude. This gratitude extends beyond things received; gratitude is for the opportunity to give, and for times when we are denied what we wish, but are grateful for being heard. And so our prayer: Please, may I be of service, and Thank You for seeing and hearing me. May our day be blessed with Gratitude. Blesséd Be, and Amen.