I first heard of Mississippi’s so-called “personhood amendment” some six months ago. “It’s definitely going to pass,” a leading consultant told me, with polls showing overwhelming support in socially conservative Mississippi.
Two-thirds of Mississippians call themselves “pro-life,” according to the Pew Research Center. In April, a Project New West poll conducted by Benenson Strategy Group showed the amendment passing 55 percent to 33 percent.
Have you ever been captivated by the beauty of a mountain? There are few things in nature that evoke such visceral reaction in my heart than when I witness the grandeur of a towering, majestic mountain. Even Katharine Lee Bates, the poet who penned “America the Beautiful,” wrote of “purple mountain’s majesty” after visiting Pike’s Peak in Colorado. She further described her experience: “But when I saw the view, I felt great joy. All the wonder of America seemed displayed there, with the sea-like expanse.”
Most all of us feel a certain amount of stress at work. It could be your workload, long hours, swing shifts, difficult co-workers or just a demanding boss.
Regardless of the type of work you do, at some point you will encounter stress on the job.
Situations arise in the work environment, just as they do in life. There are many aspects of your work environment that you have no control over — but you can take action to manage work-related issues as a result of that stress.
I’m still recuperating from my trip up East. What a tremendous blessing it is to be able to visit with family you dearly love, but seldom see due to distance separating you. Time apart can seem like an eternity.
I left there knowing I may never see them again in this world, but also knowing we will meet someday in a better place. How cool is that?