2021: the Year of Love We Embrace, Sacredness We Witness, and Miracles We Share! YES.
A young monk arrives at the Monastery and is assigned to helping the other monks in copying the old canons and laws of the church by hand. He notices, however, that all of the Monks are copying from copies, not from the original manuscript! So, the new Monk goes to the head Abbot to question this, pointing out that if someone made even a small error in the first copy, it would never be picked up... in fact, that error would be continued in all of the subsequent copies!
The head Monk says, "We have been copying from the copies for centuries, but you make a good point, my Son." He then goes down into the dark caves underneath the monastery where the original manuscripts are archived in a locked vault which hasn't been opened for hundreds of years....
Hours go by and nobody sees the old Abbot, so the young Monk gets worried and goes down to look for him. He sees him banging his head against the wall and wailing: "We missed the 'r'... We Missed the 'R'... WE MISSED THE 'R'!!!"
His forehead is all bloody and bruised and he is crying uncontrollably. The young monk asks the old Abbot, "What's wrong, Father?"
With a choking voice, the old Abbot replies: "The word was: CELEBRATE!"
Have you been Stressed lately?
It would be very human in these times indeed if you were... DO take some meditative time for yourself, deep slow breaths, a walk and notice Life happening... if nothing else, consider Stressed=Desserts spelled backwards! Wow; the English Language....
Finally, here's a simple Visual Stress Test to take; if you see something Unusual, please take a break... 🖖