Sunday July 26th 2020

“She asks me to kill the spider.
Instead, I get the most
peaceful weapons I can find.

I take a cup and a napkin.
I catch the spider, put it outside
and allow it to walk away.

If I am ever caught in the wrong place
at the wrong time, just being alive
and not bothering anyone,

I hope I am greeted
with the same kind
of mercy.”

~ Rudy Francisco, Helium

Monday March 16th 2020

“Today is a new day.
You can start fresh and begin again.
Wipe the slate clean.
Today you can embrace kindness.
Practice compassion.
Stand up for justice.
Talk to strangers.
Ask for help.
Offer help.
Listen with your whole heart.
Work for the common good.
Love well.
You can be the change
you wish to see in the world.