Let today be about making new connections: reaching out in friendship, or being open and receptive to ‘strangers.’ Or perhaps we will discover deeper ties to someone we already know. We may find new ways of associating, or find ourselves in a new community. Life isconnecting, so let us invite the broadening and deepening of relationship everyday. To do this, we must be honest within ourselves about who we are. We must further our compassion, open our trust, and be receptive to new ideas. We will come to find in the fullness of time that we have received so much more than we have given, and for that we can be thankful. Blessed Be, and Amen.