I love poetry, and John O’Donohue is one of my absolute favorite poets. This particular blessing shown below seems fitting as we begin the new year.
I’m also including my Annual Review & Planner for 2016. I hope you will give yourself the gift of time to fill it out then share your celebrations and intentions with a friend. Goals and intentions are much more likely to happen when you share them with someone. You can also find the Planner on my website under Links & Cool Stuff.
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A Blessing for Equilibrium
Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,
May the music of laughter break through your soul.
As the wind wants to make everything dance,
May your gravity be lightened by grace.
Like the freedom of the monastery bell,
May clarity of mind make your eyes smile.
As water takes whatever shape it is in,
So free may you be about who you become.
As silence smiles on the other side of what’s said,
May a sense of irony give you perspective.
As time remains free of all that it frames,
May fear or worry never put you in chains.
May your prayer of listening deepen enough
To hear in the distance the laughter of God.
~ John O’Donohue ~
Felice Anno Nuovo! And, bessings for a year of equilibrium!
Welcome Sweet Springtime! Let’s have some fun with coloring…
Remember how much fun you had as a child when you got a new coloring book and a brand new box of 64 crayons? I kept my crayons in an old cookie tin, kind of like this one that I found in an antique shop! I keep crayons and markers in it for our granddaughter to use when she comes to visit.
A couple weeks ago I wrote about “Finding Flow.” Well, I’ve been flowing ever since! I even Zentangled some plastic Easter Eggs! In addition to practicing the art of Zentangle I’ve also been ‘coloring’ my own tangle creations. And, did you know you can purchase coloring books for adults? I just bought one. It has fascinating, intricate designs in black and white – you choose your own colors using crayons, pencils or markers, start coloring and see what happens. Let the coloring commence!
Here is one of my Zentangle creations for you to print out and color; a spring bouquet. If you like the results, take a photo and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to see the beauty you created.
Happy Spring! Sending you showers of flowers…
And so there I was having lunch at the kitchen table, watching the food channel. I had dumped out a few pretzels from the package to enjoy with my sandwich. And suddenly the pretzels looked like letters to me! I decided to try to write something – perhaps my name? Voila! Who knew pretzels could be so much fun? When was the last time you played with your food?
Go ahead, play with food!! Be creative and have some fun!
Creatively yours, Beata