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There are some things in life you can’t control — like a violent typhoon descending on your country, or your child getting leukemia.  But there are other things you can control — like donating time and money to help people in the Philippines, and transforming your city into Gotham City to make a 5-year-old’s day (SO AWESOME).  Weeks like this one — full of the sharp contrasts that define the human condition — make it easy to stay grounded in what really matters.

So feeling anchored, I head into this weekend guided by a simple song I learned a few years ago from a woman named Mara, one of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s sports psychologists.  It’s a great reminder of the little things we can do every day to honor ourselves and the people around us.  These words work at the breakfast table, in the grocery line, in spin class, at the park, on the conference call, and everywhere in between.

Give light, and people will find the way
Teach peace, and people will find the way
Stand together, and people will find the way
Give hope, and people will find the way

Happy weekend.  May peace begin with you.

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. KathleenC #

    Love this :) <3

    December 2, 2013
  2. Vicky deMR #

    That’s a quote from Ella Baker, civil rights and human rights activist http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ella_Baker

    December 5, 2013

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