“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Perhaps, but it might also be said that for every action, there is a magnified and forward re-action. Our interconnectedness is manifest in subtle and sublime ways. We cannot know how one small act on our part will ripple through our community, how it will expand outward beyond our perception, and affect persons unknown to us. So may our actions always be mindful, and filled with loving intent. We must cultivate the virtues of patience, compassion, and inner-peace, that they may in turn inform our smallest acts. Like ripples on the water, what we do will flow out in all directions, lifting boats and lapping shores of which we’ve never dreamt, nor will ever know. May our actions be righteous and grounded in love, through all the days of our Be-ing. We are grateful for this interconnected web of existence. Blessed Be, and Amen.