Tuesday, January 01, 2008

New Year 2008

We had a lovely New Year's church service this year, including some very moving (to me) references to people who are carers. It was particularly meaningful to me because, in a way, I am a carer twice over at the moment, looking after Pat and her baby as well as the Big and Little Dudes.

It ended with a blessing that I particularly liked, and I hope you will, too:

May your eyes be opened to the wonder of the daily miracles around you and your sense of mystery be deepened.
May you be aware of the light that shines in the darkness
and that the darkness can never put it out.
May you be blessed with companions on the journey
who will listen to you and encourage you with their presence.
May you learn to live with what is unsolved in your heart,
daring to face the questions and holding them until,
one day, you find the answers.
May you find the still, quiet place within yourself
where you can know and experience
the peace the passes all understanding.
May love flow in you and through you
to those who need your care.
May you continue to dream dreams and to reach out into the future
with a deeper understanding of God's way for you.

- Linda Wright


Anonymous C-Marie said...

Incredibly beautiful.
Happy New Year to you~

3:51 AM  
Blogger Sailor said...

That's wonderful, and Happy New Year.

5:11 PM  

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