DAY 13 – A Prayer For The Ivory Coast

My heart goes out to the victims and the families of those who were trampled to death  at

the New Year’s stampede in my mother’s country, The Ivory Coast.


“Bless those who mourn, eternal God

with the comfort of your love

that they may face each new day with hope

and the certainty that nothing can destroy

the good that has been given. May their memories become joyful,

their days enriched with friendship,

and their lives encircled by your love.


–c 1991 Vienna Cobb Anderson, Adapted from “Prayers of Our Hearts”

DAY 11 – Happy 2013!

Happy NEW Year friends!

I sincerely thank you for checking out my new blog! I’m stoked for this step forward, and while the dismaying truth is that our country and planet have suffered devastating tragedies and hardships throughout these past 365 days, I have also found that 2012 has also been a year of tremendous love, growth and inspiration. I believe that 2013 has much more love, growth and inspiration in store for all of us. One thing that becomes undeniably clear with every single passing day is that life is far too precious and fleeting… Life is a gift. Stop wasting our time on this earth NOT loving and respecting one another. We must offer helping hands to our fellow human beings whenever possible, knowing that each act of compassion we perform is a step in the right direction, diminishing hate every step of the way. So that my friends is truly the bottom line.