Hello. How are you doing in your present moment? I hope you are doing well…..so many are not. Lots of fires, earthquakes, flooding and other manners of calamity going on all around us these days.
What are you doing to help yourself navigate these times? It’s been harder for me lately but I have it easy compared to most everyone else I know.
There are people all over wearing multiple hats. People in my neighborhood and beyond that are working so hard for themselves and their families – trying to be good people in this world. In our midst so many hero’s! In the above, middle and below of the strata of our existence so many trying to do their best in spite of all the obstructions put before them!
My thoughts, prayers and love go out to all our flesh and blood hero’s of today. The police and fire departments, the hospice workers, the nurses, the doctors, the first responders, our veterans and those leaders of the many positive walks of faith at work in their churches, temples and communities. A few may fall short and disappoint us, but most all of them try so hard! It takes very special people to answer the call of service before self.
Every person on this earth, trying to make the world a better place each day is a hero in my book!
7:58 am have to pause – as I’m writing I’m hearing the patter of rain! Oh thank goodness! Living here in North Texas you just don’t take rain in the summer for granted! Imagining all those cracks in the yards getting filled! The skin of the earth getting some healing balm!
This morning on my Facebook I was reminded that I had shared this post from a friend a year ago. I have tried to find the source book it’s from and haven’t found it yet. I want to read the rest of the book lool! When I read this it made me think that no matter what your vision or path to the God of your understanding or in some cases no God at all, when you were manifested a seed was planted within you…..a seed planted with love. I know some would say their origin story doesn’t feel anything like that. Way too many have an origin story rooted in violence….but yet you are here….you have a purpose and there is a place for you. You just have to find it and there are many to help with this quest! I hope you choose a positive path. Remember, life is all about choices!
Drawings from yesterday:
Crews continue to fight to keep Ferguson Fire away from Yosemite and populated areas
The Ferguson Fire continues to grow– consuming more than 800 acres on Sunday. As of Monday morning, it is 56,659 acres and is 30-percent contained.
Firefighters are working to secure the southeast quadrant of the fire to keep it from spreading into Yosemite National Park and the more populated areas south of the park.
While the Ferguson Fire continues its slow growth, those working the fire lines are also in mourning. Another one of their own was killed while on the job fighting the flames in Mariposa County.
Brian Hughes, 33, lost his life when he and his crew were conducting a tactical firing operation on the east side of the fire. During that operation, he was struck by a tree. He was treated on scene, but died before he could make it to the hospital.
Dozens lined the streets of the town of Mariposa and Merced Sunday to pay their final respects to Hughes. A procession led the firefighter’s body from the Mariposa Airport to the Stanislaus County Coroners Office.
Fire personnel escorted his body through the city of Merced.