COMPANY — Monday Motivational Meditation #367 — 2018-08-20

From Nursing Heart Inc on August 20, 2018; #367

Monday Motivational Meditation

The key is to keep company only with people
who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.

Epictetus, 50-135 AD

Greek Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia
and lived in Rome until his banishment, when he went to
Nicopolis in northwestern Greece for the rest of his life (


Being in the company of colleagues and associates in the cause of healing and hope is an honor. I seek those opportunities and a presence that builds up all those with whom I interact. I like being someone who supports those with whom I share company.

I also seek the company of those who uplift me and help me to be my best self. It doesn’t mean that I am never challenged. In the challenges they bring to me, I know there exists opportunities for growth. People who are not afraid to share their honest observations in a way that is respectful of my life are a great gift, and they make my life exciting.

Playing the game with others is more fun than playing alone. I know that doing things with others and working together with mutual purpose, a great deal of good can come into existence. I want to play the game with others with enthusiasm and lots of heart.

Company of the Heavens, fill me with such a hope that my being exudes a spirit of confidence and is shared with all those with whom I interact. May the synergy that arises from the company I keep bring healing and peace in abundance. AMEN.

ACTION: Consider the people who are in your company. Evaluate your situation and how you are in it. What is good and what needs to change? Consider who you might converse with about it.

About the Photographer

Taryn Baxter

“Hola! I’m a natural light wedding photographer based in Sayulita, Mexico. Originally from Victoria, Canada, I received a professional photography diploma there in 2006. I have been photographing weddings since 2010 (over 100 and counting!) and moved to Sayulita in 2015. I love travel and the outdoors and on my days off you can find me hiking or at the beach!

“I’m based in the beautiful beach town of Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico from October to June each year. As well as Sayulita, I am available for work in Puerto Vallarta, Punta Mita, San Pancho, Los Cabos, Tulum, Zihuatanejo, San Miguel De Allende as well as many other locations in Mexico! I LOVE to travel and will consider accepting bookings in foreign countries so long as I’m legally allowed to work there!”

The photos featured in this series called, “Neighborhoods,” were taken in the Mexican Pacific Coastal town of Zihuatanejo. I would like to thank Taryn for giving Nursing Heart permission to share her lovely work. You can learn more about Taryn and see more photos click HERE.

Nursing Heart Friends,

Sara and Cesar met recently with José Amilcar Vielman, the Development Coordinator for our friends at Hombres y Mujeres en Acción. They are offering us assistance as we initiate our long-time hoped-for process of engaging with Health Committees in the communities we serve.

Nursing Heart would like to assist in pueblos in a more consistent way especially when there are no teams in country. We are taking a slow approach in the development of the program.

We need resources to help us engage with the communities we serve. That is why we reached out to all of you in the past week and invited each of our Nursing Heart members to become monthly donors. We are so grateful for those who immediately responded to our general campaign for the future of Nursing Heart.

We have a goal to find 50 new persons who are willing to help us by making a monthly contribution. To be honest, we have a way to go to reach our goal. We are asking individuals to consider a $20 or $40 gift. But, we want to be very clear that any amount is appreciated. Some have made a $10 monthly gift and that is beautiful!

This kind of campaign happens once a year and I am personally grateful for your consideration. Learn more about the elements of this year’s campaign. CLICK HERE.

If you are ready to join us in serving the underserved communities of Guatemala you can do so right here. DONATE NOW!

We have tried very hard to be clear about the goals of this annual campaign. I hope you will join us in fulfilling our mission.


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Quote of the Week

“Good company is a way to health.”

Fr. Jose Martelli, CSC
Nortre Dame University
South Bend, Indiana

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