Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book ‘The Last Lecture’ by Randy Pausch.

Today I pray, “Dear God, What are we to be learning at this time? Perhaps I will ask, instead, what are we to be retaining? Amen.”

Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands an opened it to this passage on page 44:

“The answer: There is this skillset called ‘leadership.’ I learned so much by watching this guy in action. He was the distilled essence of the dynamic manager, a guy who knew how to delegate, had the passion to inspire, and looked good in what he wore to work. He never professed to have skills greater than his subordinates. He acknowledged that they knew what they were doing in their domains. But he established the vision, the tone. He was in charge of the morale.”

The vision, the tone, changes our very perspective in this very moment. And there is a sense of ownership of our lives within calm. What leaders have retained is the natural gift of progress. And in times of halting distress, progress may mean peacefulness. With our words creating our world, leaders choose good words. And today’s good words are evolving to a higher vibration.

Today’s progress is harmony, peace of mind, calm, joy, gratitude, freedom, self expression, communication… And so forth. We are to retain the good words and forget the words of the past that did not serve our best interests. I am so proud of our good-word leaders. Their tone is full of purpose. Their callings and passions are grassroots efforts toward creating an authentically better place for children to grow. And we may pay our attention to their guidance with thankfulness for what they are determining today.


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