“One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” ~ Lucille Ball
This beautiful sculpture graces an entrance of Northeastern State University in downtown Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Monument to Forgiveness was created by Dutch artist Frances H. Jansen “to honor Tahlequah as the End of the Trail of Tears. ‘To inspire, evoke and encourage in all humankind the spirit of reconciliation, transformation and unity through forgiveness.'” The world could use this spirit right now.