When I See Clearly
I recognize that I am a part of a community of people that are interconnected and interdependent, and that I need to be an active part of that community on the level that best suits who I am.
When I see clearly, I recognize that the fresh air, the blue or cloudy skies, the sunshine and the snow, the winds and the rains, are all gifts that maintain the precarious balance of this beautiful planet on which we live.
When I see clearly, I recognize that other people aren’t necessarily wrong just because I don’t agree with them, and that there may be something important to learn from the people who disagree with me the most.
When I see clearly, I recognize the fact that I’m a very special person who has very special gifts, and that I’m just as deserving of my respect and love as anyone else is.
When I see clearly, I recognize that the mistakes that I and others make are part of being human, are part of the need to learn through experience, and should be dealt with accordingly and not judged harshly.  Some learn more slowly than others, and thus will make more mistakes.
When I see clearly, I recognize my need to be me, to be true to me, and to be the best me I possibly can be.  I have a responsibility to the other people in this world to do to others as I would have done to me, to speak to others as I would be spoken to, to give more than I would receive.
When I see clearly, I recognize that the world is a beautiful place full of wonders, that I am a beautiful person full of potential, and that each person around me is beautiful and loving and doing his or her best to make the best of life.
Tom Walsh.