Signature Move

A signature move is an essential act that awaits accompaniment. Jackson’s Moon Walk, a handshake, Churchill’s “V” sign, a high five, Fosbury’s Flop, a raised glass, Cesar’s thumb down, a standing ovation, Bernstein’s entreating wave, crossed fingers. Sometimes someone goes unrecognized despite wondrous works. Concealed by who people want to see, disguised by who theyContinue reading “Signature Move”

Suffering

“…a condition of irreligion and impiety, a constant trial and an agonizing cross, not far removed from persecution.”[1] Service demands sacrifice tempered by Zeal, service needs kindness, anticipates suffering, and disquiets the soul. “… even the heedless and thoughtless recognize that this earth is no playground, never forget, we are the children of sorrow.”[2] ServantsContinue reading “Suffering”

The Gift

The give of gift is in giving. Outside of needs and wants, inclusive of gentle kindness. Present with a present. The presenter surrenders and yields and asks to graciously receive. The receiver’s reception is in receiving The gift enjoins community, affirms with acceptance. Submission freely submits. The submitter does not demand a quid pro quo,Continue reading “The Gift”

Simplicity

Simplicity begins with pure intention… simple persons do not act deceptively, simple persons act straight-forwardly grounded in obedience and loyalty. “Wisdom’s ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. Wisdom is a tree of life… those who hold her fast will be blessed.”[1] Simplicity cultivates wisdom… simple persons are not opinionated, simple personsContinue reading “Simplicity”

Thank You for Your Kindness

Unassuming and not easy, simple and not sleazy, gratefulness preserves from sadness… “Thank you for your kindness” Struggling with his luggage forward, she helped without a word. He smiled, relieved by the fineness… “Thank you for your kindness” To feel good, I watch what I eat, it’s not an easy feat. She bends the menuContinue reading “Thank You for Your Kindness”

Practice Kindness

“I am so anxious that you have an invincible kindness”[1]   Show all sincere esteem Give all the kindness of gentleness and patience.   What joy we will live! What blessedness we will have! For kindness begets kindness[2]   What holds us? It’s love. Bound by God’s love Our hearts beat as one in theContinue reading “Practice Kindness”