What a day! Today I attended the 8th District Juvenile Court Child Welfare Summit. With dwindling budgets and increased workloads our task is to determine how to provide and improve service delivery to children who have been abused and neglected, those who struggle with substance abuse issues and criminal charges, who live in and out of foster care. On the positive side something good could happen in our community because there were 80 people registered who care about kids and want them to live in healthy and safe families. Can we do it? I hope so.
I came home, got online for stress management purposes and noticed it was time to post something for My World Tuesday. I had hoped to get another entertaining dinosaur picture but guess what? It didn't happen, maybe next week.
So, I walked out to my porch which faces north and took some late afternoon pictures of the prayer flags, snow and sun. Prayer flags have Buddhist prayers printed on them and the wind sends those prayers out into the world. When we were talking about them last night, my daughter's boyfriend said most aptly, "We need more flags."
"May you be at peace,
May your heart remain open,
May you awaken to the light of your own true nature,
May you be healed.
May you be a source of healing for all beings."