O my girlfriends, hasn’t it been a difficult time? I am so sorry. We need a wonderful old Christmas song. ♥ We need to feed our souls.
I burn a candle; sit in the dark with the Christmas tree lights, and say prayers. I let tears fall, and count my blessings. Counting my blessings is what I do to honor those lost lives. Loving the sky, the trees, the air that God gave us. I bow to our humanity. I watched the news for as long as I could stand it. Then I did what feels right; I fought for my own child’s soul of innocence that still lives inside me; and turned the channel. Lincoln is playing at the movie theater in town, we are going today. Last night we watched Miracle on 34th Street and after that White Christmas; affording me more sofa sobbing. I made Cream of Rice this morning, with chopped apples and cinnamon . . . I painted a little thatched-roof cottage in England; Jack never stops climbing into my lap with his ball; Girl Kitty wraps her warm self around my legs as I sleep. I feel so very blessed, so very sad. I wish I could do more. But I won’t forget.
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.
♥ Kahlil Gibran
“We are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself…”
I watched THIS, and cried, was reminded what a very beautiful world it is, filled with wonderful caring people.
It’s another day. How will you honor the life you have? Think small. ♥ XOXO