A Peaceful Presence

Great Spirit,
Help me today to speak the truth with love;
To listen with an open mind when others speak;
and to remember the peace that may be found in silence.

– Native American Prayer

As we move through our world, let us remember how important our presence is to our families, to our friends, to our neighbors, to our community. A simple smile can mean so much! Our prayer today reminds us we do have responsibilities, but we can care for ourselves by gifting ourselves with moments of silence. If you’re feeling stressed and rushed, take a minute or two and find a place with little to no noise – turn off the car radio, mute the phone, take a deep breath and enjoy!

Chaplain Susann Estle