By Barbara Leonhard | Featured Contributor
Dear Friends, most of us would agree that this past year has been extremely challenging if not tragic. Many of you have documented your pain and grief in poetry, fiction, and essays. St. Patrick’s Day is today and Easter is coming up, so it’s a good time for us to transmute our sorrow and fear into blessings. It’s spring, a time of rebirth as we see the daffodils blooming. Although daffodils are sometimes pelted by one last snowfall, they are resilient. Indeed, spring is full of promise as four-leaf clovers await our search for good health and fortune. The fourth leaf, luck, adds to the trinity, so even if we fail to find the four-leaf clover, we are truly never alone. With love, I offer this blessing…
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In the dark,
Brighter than many ever see.
Through the soul’s own mastery.
And now the world receives
From her dower:
The message of the strength
Of inner power.
Wishing you all a warm and safe weekend filled with love.
My wish for you is that you continue.
Continue to be who and how you are,
to astonish a mean world
with your acts of kindness.
Continue to allow humor to lighten
the burden of your tender heart.
Wishing each one of you a wonderful weekend.
You are stronger than you think
braver than you realize
and more loved than you know.
Wishing you all a safe and restful weekend.
let us nourish beginnings.
Not all things are blest,
but the seeds of all things are blest.
The blessing is in the seed.
Wishing you all a beautiful first week in the new year.
May we take time to nourish this seed.
“I shall pass through this world but once.
If therefore, there be any kindness I can show,
or any good thing I can do, let me do it now:
let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”
-Etienne de Grellet
Wishing each one of you love and happiness as we finish off this year.