on Integrating the Vision into My Life
What a beautiful Vision we adopted at General Chapter 2004! But words
are only words. Action must follow.
In addition to my ministry as the Florida Mission Chapter secretary, I
look for other ways to put our Vision into action. I ask myself, With
whom am I in daily contact? The answer is every individual I meet
while shopping, driving on the crowded streets of West Palm Beach, or
taking my daily walk around the complex where I live.
Consequently, I have become much more aware of ways in which I can make
peace during these times. A smile to an elderly shopper (Why do so many
of them walk around looking sad and worried?), a pause in traffic to let
a waiting car into the line at a red light (Was that driver about to experience
road rage?), a cheery word to a youngster on his/her way to the school
bus (Are those book bags as heavy as they look?) are ways that I can pass
along the peace of my life.
These actions may seem small, but hopefully each will have a ripple effect
and bring greater peace to West Palm Beach!
West Palm Beach, Florida