“Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.” – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. This morning I was on my daily walk on the golf course. This is a gift I never take for granted especially since we have been on “lock-down” for so long now. To be able every morning to walk along the green fairways and witness the sun rising in the sky as the birds sing their morning song and the trees dance in the gentle breeze has helped to keep me balanced and most of all hopeFULL!!! I know I have shared my belief in the power of meditation before. I love HEADSPACE https://www.headspace.com. It is the first thing I do in the morning and last thing I do at night. Meditation helps me to be mindFULL of my thoughts which always connect me with my feelings. I am sure like all of you I have been feeling A LOT! The current events are powerful, painful but also inspiring and filled with the promise of a BRAND-NEW DAY!!! This brings me back to meditation. Andy Puddicombe, founder of Headspace introduced me to a basic, simple and beautiful concept, “The Blue Sky” principle. It is important to remember that even when we feel like we are in the storms of life and everything feels and looks dark, that above us there is still the blue sky. We have all experienced being in an airplane as it takes off in a storm. There are bumps as dark clouds surround. A crack of thunder jolts the air as the windows are covered with rain. The plane ascends heavenwards. Suddenly its wings break through the clouds and the turbulence gives way to a smooth ride. The sunshine replaces the rain as it’s warmth spills through the window and around us nothing but brilliant, blue sky!!! It is important to remember that even in the storms of life, difficult times and tragic world events that the blue sky is always there. I find a great deal of comfort and peace in this truth. These challenging days will not be here forever. They will and are giving way to brighter days of long over-due change and reform. If we will allow LOVE to lead the way I believe we can experience what Jimmy Cliff’s song says… “I can see clearly now the rain is gone, I can see all obstacles in my way. Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind, I can make it now the pain is gone. All of the bad feelings have disappeared, Here is that rainbow I’ve been praying for. Look all around, there’s nothing but blue skies. Look straight ahead, there’s nothing but blue skies. It’s gonna be a bright (bright), Bright (bright) sunshiny day…” So, remember every now and then to look up. Take in the Blue Sky and fill your soul with love, hope, gratitude and the promise for a bright sunshiny day…FOR ALL!!!