Crisscrossing the country from Seattle to Miami, San Diego to Bangor and all points in between, the United States has become a Divided States. I wrote a post late last year about walking to the middle of a bridge to meet another person, look into their eyes and recognize what we have in common in order to heal the distrust between us.
As I do every morning after a little coffee, I read from a handful of devotional-type books that help me start my day. One of my favorites is The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo. His messages never fail to inspire me as he shares his joys, his struggle with and through cancer, and the challenges of just getting through life.