Monday mornings following a hectic week and equally busy weekend are a hard thing to face. This is my time to reflect and to share my thoughts in a myriad of places. My morning ritual consists of checking all of my “conversational” sites: email, Facebook and Twitter. I write in a daily gratitude journal which holds lists of things I am incredibly grateful for and also serves as a journal of sorts detailing the flowing events of my life. I am incredibly blessed and I strive to recognize these blessings and call them out. Raising self-awareness helps me to keep myself in check.
This particular morning I’m haunted by the words and music from the Hope For Haiti Album that I purchased from iTunes on Saturday (all proceeds go to help Haiti). I watched most of the special on t.v. last week and was incredibly touched by the power of the stories and the passionate music that emanated from the audience-less stage. I’m sure a lot of people are wondering how such a horrible thing could happen to a country that has seen so many hard times over the centuries. I am heartened to see the varous organizations across the world come together to help, but sadness for the Haitian people still fills my senses.
I have always told my children that they are extremely blessed to have been born into their particular circumstances. They are bright kids with loads of leadership potential and the skill mix to set the world on fire one day. My message has always been for them to take their gifts and talents and make a difference for those who have been born into different circumstances or who do not have a voice in the world. As one of the 13 yr old girls in a Confirmation group I led over the weekend said, “God made all of us equal, it is only the circumstances of where we are born that affects the rest of our lives.” Very thought provoking……
“Just call on me brother, when you need a hand. We all need somebody to lean on.”
Lean On Me sung by Kid Rock, Cheryl Crow & Keith Urban on the Hope For Haiti Album
Check it out HERE