Blessed Being how astounding it is to receive hope just when our own stores are depleted, to meet courage in the bleakest places and find our own hearts renewed for the work that is needed, to encounter love from another just as we were being pulled under by a tide of self-loathing! How astounding it is to receive such blessings, and how simple and needful it is to bestow these blessings on others, on a world that is aching and often cold, wounded and often painful! Blessed Being today and every day may I share the hope I have and plant and scatter it in expected and unexpected places, join faithfully in the labors that are needed in desecrated and denied places overturning legacies of oppression and fresh instances of cruelty and disrespect, and be the love we ourselves have needed from time to time, offering acceptance and welcome and encouragement to one another along the way. Blessed Being, we are nourished by daily blessings. May we keep endeavoring to create and share the blessings we can, sing of thanksgiving for what we have received and know, and work together for a present and a future that shines brightly with love. Amen.