Saturday, November 22, 2008

Soul Work

photo by grassrootsmsw

“We need more everyday heroes. Heroes are ordinary people who take a stand for what is right.

These heroes act with integrity, look fear in the face, go the distance, stand against oppression and endure the cost of disappointment, betrayal and sometimes, pain.

These everyday heroes experience immeasurable rewards for their journey. We all have the opportunity to be everyday heroes. Certain ones,' show us it is possible.”

Blaine Jackson

When you sign up for soul work, it never really ends.

to a yet unknown wholeness.

Soul work...
a kaleidoscope of ongoing possibility
and hope.


Saturday, November 08, 2008

Hope from around the World...

photo by grassrootsmsw

"Your victory has demonstrated that no person anywhere in the world should not dare to dream of wanting to change the world for a better place."

Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president.

"This is the fall of the Berlin Wall times ten. America is re-becoming a New World. ... On this morning, we all want to be American so we can take a bite of this dream unfolding before our eyes."

Rama Yade, France's black junior minister for human rights.

"Your election marks a new chapter in the remarkable history of the United States. For long, the ideas of democracy, liberty and freedom espoused by the United States has been a source of inspiration...I hope that under your dynamic leadership, the United States will continue to be a source of global peace and new ideas for humanity."

Manmohan Singh, Indian Prime Minister

"Your extraordinary journey to the White House will inspire people not only in your country but also around the world."

Ali-Al Sadig, Sudanese Foreign Ministry

"With the world in turmoil and doubt, the American people, faithful to the values that have always defined America's identity, have expressed with force their faith in progress and the future. At a time when we must face huge challenges together, your election has raised enormous hope in France, in Europe and beyond."

Hamid Karzai, Afghan President

"What we have seen in talks with him, I met with him in person and in a small group, is a man who understands, who listens and who thinks. I estimate that the basis of our common interests will bring to a continuation of a policy of listening and cooperation to deal with the important challenges for us and the United States."

Ehud Barak, Israeli Defense Minister


Thinking of you today and knowing how proud you would have been!

Friday, November 07, 2008

Remembering Madison, aka: "Mad Man."

collage by grassrootsmsw

"Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so many years of our own lives."

John Galsworthy

It has now been one year since I had to say goodbye to you, my dearest Madison. I still carry my memories of you with me, and at the most difficult times,' I can vividly recall your scent and presence, and often recall your soulful eyes and wet nose that would nudge and soothe me. We shared and created so many memories and life changes together...I remember and cherish this every day and hold you in the most special place in my heart.

Belly rubs and love always...

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Triumph of faith and hope...

photo by grassrootsmsw

“We've been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope. But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.”

Barack Obama,

President Elect

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Have the last word...Vote Nov. 4th!

photo by grassrootsmsw

"The country is in deep trouble. We've forgotten that a rich life consists fundamentally of serving others, trying to leave the world a little better than you found it. We need the courage to question the powers that be, the courage to be impatient with evil and patient with people, the courage to fight for social justice. In many instances we will be stepping out on nothing, and just hoping to land on something. But that's the struggle. To live is to wrestle with despair, yet never allow despair to have the last word."

Cornel West