Each morning and each evening may we pause long enough to breathe in peace and hope, to touch the heart of love that calls us and encourages us, to dwell for a few moments in quiet thanksgiving. There are so many gifts and blessings in this life, even amid all the difficulty and pain so many of us endure. There are so many opportunities to choose to make this world a kinder and more loving place, to tend the earth with reverence and responsibly, to tend one another with compassion and wisdom. Wisdom Beyond Measure remind us of all the gifts that are, of the blessings we can be as well as the ones we enjoy, and lead us in caring well for what is truly our responsibility: this earth, each other, the future, the past, and right now. May we be glad for the task, courageous enough for the work, and grateful for the gift of being every night and every day. Amen.