Acceptance

Image of a Rose bud
Photo by Jason Williard (1981-2016); used by permission.

Darkness? That's okay.
Joy? Revel in it.
Uncomfortable? Let it be.
The pain comes in the struggle to be other than we are at this moment.

Poetry
Wisdom

Hatred or Peace

Image of rose
Photo by Jason Williard (1981-2016); used by permission.
Taken at the Portland International Rose Test Garden

If we respond with hate
to their spewing of hatred
we only multiply hatred in the world

If we react in fear
when they rattle their sabers
we only perpetuate the battle

Poetry
Social/Spiritual

Step Into the Light

Photo of bridge
Photo by Jason Williard (1981-2016); used by permission.

we can build walls
or we can build bridges
we can withhold
or we can surrender
we can step into the light
or we can hide in the darkness
each day carries choice
what kind of life do we want

Poetry

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