Take Heart

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I wanted to share this beautiful gift I received from a calligraphy artist, Cindi Kordell. I did nothing to deserve this; she used her art to create and share her stunning gift with a complete stranger.

I’m sharing it, in turn, to remind us all on days when we are low–and let’s admit we are all bobbing and rising with the news, and loss, and bits of hope, and flashes of light, and anxieties, and longing–on all these days, may we take heart from the truth that the world is drenched in grace. May we take time for gratitude.

The cameras may focus on the noisy, ignorant, and desperate, but outside the scope of the lens, there are hundreds of millions of us working in the world despite the risk: returning to ER’s and ICU’s to save lives and hold the dying; sorting and delivering mail; providing care in nursing facilities; cleaning hospitals and stores and public spaces that must remain open for  business; taking time to check-in with neighbors; loving our children; protecting our families; shopping for others; creating art; praying; hoping; and yes, welcoming strangers into our lives without question.

And, speaking of good in the world, in a recent post, I mentioned two young, talented women, on different continents, who asked if they could make films using the poem for the purpose of supporting a Covid-19-related charity. I invited them to work together. They, in turn, joined with other remarkable women around the globe and created this film, making its debut today:

Here is a story about its making and directing viewers to the important support of the UN Women COVID-19 Response: https://andthepeople.net

There are more of us than not, across the globe, offering our gifts to bless the world. And our power is greater than the darkness can dispel.

Take heart; keep sharing the energy of love… and never doubt that we are changing the world by doing so.

“Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.”  ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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10 thoughts on “Take Heart

  1. How wonderful and thoughtful a gift! She did a beautiful job. A wonderful and creative way to get through tough times! I am glad she did that for you, you earned it just by being you 🙂 I hope you are all staying well and peaceful. Take care and thanks for sharing this. That photo was gorgeous by the way! A beautiful time to be out and about! VK ❤

    1. Cindi is a true artist, that’s for sure, VK.
      Thank you so much for your–always–kind words. I hope you’re well and safe in your beautiful corner of the globe, too. Holding your peace in my heart, Kitty

  2. Kitty, what a beautiful way to present your profound message. And the film—wow! So much power, joy, depth and hope. It really touched my heart. Thank you so much for sharing, and also for giving me a much-needed reminder that the number of people using their gifts to bless the world outnumber the “noisy, ignorant and desperate”. You have helped me renew my resolve to spread love in whatever ways I’m inspired to do so. May we all remember that the purpose of our gifts—our purpose—is always to spread love.

    1. I’m so happy you were moved by these artists, Shelly, and that their work renewed your own spirit and resolve. Yay, you! That’s how we save the world, and never stop. Joy to you, and gentle peace, Kitty

  3. Thank you for sharing my art, Kitty! As I told you, your words inspired me so much- I think they are a true message of hope through these times, and, as Shelley says- the purpose of our gifts is to spread love!! We WILL get through this!
    Thank you again- keep the positive message going!
    Blessings,
    Cindi Kordell

  4. Exactly…what you focus on is what grows in your mind and perspective. We all need to choose our own well-being, and not let the news media and negativity peddlers paint the world as being one big series of disasters. That’s not to say we bury our heads in the sand and pretend life is normal…but we instead choose a positive response to current events, and nourish ourselves with that which keeps us healthy and not in constant crisis mode.

    Please continue to share your beautiful words with us, Kitty.

    1. So well and wisely stated, Yacoob! Thank you for sharing. I love what you say about acknowledging reality and then choosing a positive response. Yes!

      Blessings and joy to you!
      Kitty

  5. That was JUST BEAUTIFUL! And…don’t the sunsets seem so vivid these days? Maybe down to the pollution levels dropping? Love that photo, stunning. love and hugs.xxxx

    1. That was an amazing sunset! Thank you for your kind words, dear friend. I’m so glad you see the beauty and gift in all these amazing artists’ work! Sending love. Xoxo ♥️

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