Beloved, in the flurry and speed of our days, how easy it is to forget and ignore one another! Today, may we remember that as we are living a greater story and one story after another, so, too is every person we meet. May we ask for their stories and open our hearts to them. In attending to one another, may we give and receive new blessings. May we share our own stories, particularly the generous ones, the kind ones, the ones that were worthy of our promises, our aspirations, our living. In attending to each other's hearts, may we give and receive new blessings. Beloved, help us remember and make the space to offer the gift of attention and to receive the gift of another's story in each and every day. By these blessings we are nurtured, renewed, and readied for our speedy, busy, mixed up, interrupted days. Amen.