I’m relieved the Presidential election is over,
and I am sending peace and love
whether you are rejoicing or lamenting
because human life is meaningful,
worthy, and full of mystery,
and since we’re here only for a
short time, let’s immerse our souls in
Are you with me?
Today, I am sharing a random melange
of lovely beginning with
a stream of consciousness,
a heart of gratitude,
and a prayer.
Let there be peace on earth…
let it begin with me.
my photo from our Paris balcony
May I cultivate that peace
and reflect it wherever I roam.
May I bring smiles, hope, and laughter
to corners where there is darkness and despair.
my photo & kitchen – linens by The Enchanted Home
May I share good fruit and gracious hospitality
with others fighting battles I cannot see.
my photo & dining room – grainsack from A Beautiful Mess
May I look for the light and humbly reflect it.
my photo & kitchen – pillow by Restoration Hardware
Oh that I might be a source of comfort
and fresh air to the atmosphere.
my photo – my sister and I at Waldorf Astoria Chicago
That I might be a peaceful fragrance in the world.
my photo & kitchen – with my angel
That I might willingly go in vulnerable directions,
allowing my heart to be broken over and over again.
my photo & egg from La Jolla & Neruda book
That I might persistently return to love in spite of the cost.
my photo & deck
That I might not lose hope when the sting of death
and cold harsh days of mourning come.
my photo & art (poem by Langston Hughes)
That I might loosely hold my attachments and
glimpse the gold shimmering within eternal realms.
my photo & kitchen
Oh, let those realms manifest into reality!
Oh, may grace wash over me and you
til we are so free from bitterness
and so full of mercy our
hearts overflow with
May the door of happiness
swing wide open to all.
May all who seek rest, find it this day.
May our lives bloom in diversity and pure harmony.
And may stillness and quiet contemplation
have its way with us.
I lift this prayer of the heart as an offering to the universe.
And I surrender my need for all to be well,
calling upon instead, a divine intuition
which welcomes a trustworthy energy
to pierce unholy parts,
reveal the everlasting,
teach a hidden wholeness.
My heart is so full.
Peace to you right where you are.