“If I could lay before you the dearest gift this morning, it would be a time of no beginning and no end. It would be life filled with good health and peace and inner joy that can only come from the Spirit. You would quietly refine your thoughts and words so that you never draw to you anything but the finest. You would rest deeply and breathe in sweet peace. You would know the tremendous difference between the material and the spiritual~turning from anger and frustration to a safe haven of love. You would always be the most loyal friend~not to me but to yourself. All the issues of life rise out of the heart~so this is a gift from heart to heart. I have expressed my heart to you. I have nothing to take back.” ~Chief Joseph
If, at the end of 2016, I can say that I have been the most loyal, supportive and loving friend to myself I will have found true peace.