It’s the start of a new week. I can get upset at the injustice in the world and our politics, but I keep a smile on my face, love in my heart, my head up, and I keep moving forward.
I had a very nice Thanksgiving weekend. I had a lot of good food. Although I’ve been pretty much out of commission with a bad cold the whole time. I think having this cold made me a bit politically irritable. Not to mention I watched more mainstream media than usual, which can really be annoying. I am looking forward to getting back to some algorithms!
St. Francis of Assisi wrote, “It is not fitting, when one is in God’s service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.” We are called to fulfill our God-given purpose in life and to be a light to the world. Marianne Williamson famously wrote:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Have a great and productive week!