Tuesday, July 22, 2008

"Do the Right Thing"

photo by grassrootsmsw
Savannah , GA

“It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”


Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Vision and Result(s)

photo by grassrootsmsw
Solana Beach, CA 2007

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”

Andrew Carnegie

We still believe and hope...

We will never stop trying...

Our purpose and
our dedication
to this work
depends on this...


Sunday, July 06, 2008

The "Gap"

photo by grassrootsmsw
"The Gap Fire"
Goleta, CA 2008

“We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness....”

Thich Nhat Hanh

It always amazes me that it often requires a large scale disaster, to bring people together...911, Katrina, fires, floods, earthquakes...why do we wait to hold, honor, and stand united until there is catastrophe?

We are all here on this place, we call Earth...we all experience moments of joy, loss, heart ache, love, and everything in between. Owning our individuality is important, but holding on to our "separateness" can divide us.

Coexist...can we? Regardless of our individualness? I think each of us can...I think each of us should...with or without disaster. Connectedness and understanding, is, after all, the innate need of all human beings.'

Coexisting, with compassion and openness, to all that is known and known...I dare everyone to just try.