I continue with cancer occupying my body.
Unsure of the future I remain determined to defeat that which aims to defeat me.
I remain confident that God, Whom I, ever since I was seven years old, am convinced lives in me and in all sentient beings will, along with my conviction be the source of my healing.
I believe in miracles.
I remain devoted to being an instrument of Love, Kindness, Compassion, and Benevolent Service.
I continue to believe in the power of Love over Hatred, Kindness over Indifference, Service over Sloth.
I am supported by the very best friends, family, brother and sister monks, and community.
I am inspired by the numbers of people I meet each day who too carry more than anyone should have to carry.
I am inspired by the readiness of those who suffer, to forget themselves to help others who suffer too.
I remain convinced that there is so much more goodness in the world than we are lead to believe.
It is for that reason I limit my exposure to cable and social news media outlets.
I reject living in fear and practice faith, hope, and always looking for the best in others.
I see underpaid caretakers going to their jobs caring for people like my Mother with dementia and the elderly too ill to care for themselves.
I am humbled by their sincere devotion.
I am prayerful, I believe in the power of prayer.
I am hopeful for the future, I believe in the power of humanity, in light over darkness.
I remain awe struck by Nature. Our Mother remains so beautiful, so benevolent, despite how some continue to harm her or take her for granted.
I believe in the power of forgiveness. I forgive all my offenders and ask that whomever I may have offended forgive me.
In this New Year coming upon us, I expect more acts of kindness, more expressions of affection, more generosity, more benefits of the doubt, and gentleness.
We Are More Together Than Alone – Let Community be “The Spirit, The Guiding Light” of 2020 and beyond.
I Love You,