How You Do What You Do

Lately

I’ve been thinking 

It’s not what we do, 

but

               how we do it

and if you think

your life is insignificant

then think  

again

because whether you live in a suburb or the French countryside or a land filled to the brim

with refugees

Your mind and your spirit are the channel through which your hands work...

If you have not love, you have 

            nothing.

                        You have something 

If you awoke this morning, alive and breathing.

Today 

Oh brave souls

(and you are brave if you have awakened this morning to face the day)

Be filled

in the kitchen

in the office

in your front yard, mowing.

Be filled

with Grace

and Peace

And Patience

And Long Suffering

and

Be filled 

With

Love for this

Great,

Wild

World.