Brooklyn Legends Week in Review & Serenity Sunday – Sept. 27, 2015

Dear Readers,

As a child I often felt as if time moved much too slowly. In my mind, a day lasted for a week, a week lasted a month and a month lasted FOREVER.  Now that I am an adult, the days seem to whiz by as I obsess over the remaining items on my to-do list. Each Saturday when I review my accomplishments and make plans for the week ahead, I look forward to Sunday as it provides me with another opportunity to welcome you to Brooklyn Legends Serenity Sunday and share our Week in Review.

Welcome to Serenity SundayLast week was filled with historic firsts. Viola Davis won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series and Pope Francis made his first trip to America for an unprecedented three-day visit to Washington, DC, New York City and Philadelphia, PA.

As we celebrate Serenity Sunday, Brooklyn Legends is proud to join the world in honoring Pope Francis and we salute his vision for the future. Please be assured that we will pay tribute to Ms. Davis’ historic achievement in a future post.

We have created a collage on our Pinterest board appropriately titled “Character, not circumstances, makes the person” in Pope Francis’ honor. We hope these photos, and Booker T. Washington’s powerful quote, will encourage you as you go about your day.

Everywhere I went, people were excited and looked forward to the festivities. I never felt this enthusiasm was misplaced worship or adoration but a wonderful reminder to me of the compassion and respect that our mothers, grandmothers, aunties, other relatives and friends consistently give to the needy.

Welcome to Serenity Sunday-7Within my circle, this generosity is driven by many things, including an innate ability to empathize with the challenges of people they do not know and a willingness to meet them at their point of need.

Watching Pope Francis graciously spend time with those who stood for hours to greet him, despite their own unique challenges, and his visit with inmates in prison, amplified the generosity of spirit that I have seen in my circle finally come to life in a big way.

Thank you for allowing us to share your Serenity Sunday. We hope that you have a peaceful week.

Fondly,
Monique

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