Friday, September 15, 2017

Gratitude is a way of life

Gratitude is a way of life

By Tamia Dow

First thing in the morning we give thanks,

We give thanks that we've opened our eyes and can see the world.

We give thanks that we are breathing and can breathe in the fresh air.

We give thanks for our beating hearts open and available to love.

We give thanks for our healthy hands useful to be of help.

We give thanks for the day we have been given, pregnant with abundant possibilities.

And we are grateful for the blessings of our sisters and brothers in service that wake every day willing to give their life to save another.

For all these things and more we are grateful.

Thank you. 

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This is the inspirational message I delivered as we began our International Association of Women Police Board of Directors meeting on 15 September 2017 at the Boland Center in Cairns, Australia. We are looking forward to a successful meeting and an extraordinary sold out Annual Conference 17-21 September at the Cairns Convention Center. 

Tamia Dow
IAWP Chaplain
Facebook/Twitter @ChaplainDow
Email ChaplainDow@yahoo.com 

Friday, September 08, 2017

Choose optimism

With all that is going on
I feel our hearts should be focused on optimism and helping our fellow man not bitterness and hatred towards someone who doesn't look like us.

Just saying.