Beginning 2018

As this year begins
take time to
see one another,
listen to the experiences of others,
believe the people who share them,
seek justice,
create beauty,
make space for others,
be a friend those who are different,
forgive,
fail with the best intentions,
say, “I’m sorry,”
mean it,
ask for forgiveness,
hear the voices of the marginalized,
do something frightening,
live our own stories courageously,
offer grace to ourselves and others.

May we speak these truths to ourselves everyday;
you are necessary,
your story is beautiful,
your life is magnificent,
you are worthy of love and acceptance.

Thank you for being.

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