LIVELIHOOD — Monday Motivational Meditation #368 — 2018-08-27

From Nursing Heart Inc on August 27, 2018; #368

Monday Motivational Meditation

Our livelihood is intimately tied to the food we eat,
water we drink and places where we recreate.
That’s why we have to promote responsibility and conservation
when it comes to our natural resources.

Mark Udall, 1950-

American politician who was a United States Senator
from Colorado from 2009 to 2015. He previously served in the United States House of Representatives,
representing Colorado’s 2nd congressional district.


To be alive requires a means of supporting my existence. My livelihood of caring for others is also my means of making a living. But, I want it to be more than just a job. I work to keep myself active in ways that help me bring about better service to those to whom I offer assistance.

Having meaningful work is a gift for which I am grateful. It’s my vocation, and I treasure the trust people have given to me with nothing less than their lives. Their appreciation and support while I care for them is a gift. It helps me to thrive. It supports me in staying positive while I continually develop my skills and abilities.

My livelihood as a caregiver is done in the community. Like fisherman helping each other cast their nets for a catch, I know if I want to do good work, I need others. Being in a neighborhood that provides hope and care to others is an excellent way of being alive.

Living Strength, bring that extra energy which is eternal to the efforts of my livelihood of caring for others. Confident that the way I go about being with others will help me find unimaginable hope and peace, grant me persistence. May your grace fill my heart with love for others in my community. AMEN.

ACTION: Consider the factors that brought you into your livelihood. Who are the people that continue to inspire you? What kind of support do you need to stay positive and hopeful as you offer care? Offer support to others this week who share your livelihood.

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 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,

This past week I was in Baltimore visiting with Dean Dr. Patricia Davidson and her staff at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. We signed our official Memo of Understanding (MOU) which paves the way for renewed work with members of this thriving community.

It is very exciting that nurses and students from SON are considering helping us implement our goal of serving Health Committees in some of the small communities that our groups serve. They will help us form the program and be with us to do home visits in the community to assess the health needs of the families there.

This is one of the goals we are presenting to the Nursing Heart community through our general campaign. We have a goal to find 50 new persons who are willing to help us by making a monthly contribution. 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!


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Quote of the Week

“To be alive is to be aware of hope.”

Rev. David LaPlante

Pastor St. Kilian Congregation, Hartford and St. John Congregation
Rubicon, Wisconsin

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