Blessing for endings

Endings herald the path to beginnings. May we look forward with joy and welcome the ever unfolding possibilities.

The Blessing Files

May your endings be embraced with fervor equal to what
you gave your beginnings.
May the stopping places in your life create a space
for what is yet to be known.
Instead of sorrow, may you find joy.
Instead of hopelessness, may you find possibility.
Instead of terror, may you find peace.
When you face an ending,
may you know it as another beginning
tinged with the potential of a small seed in dark soil.
In the blackness of grief may life push through
and soften your sadness.

– from “Lenten Blessings” on

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Through the storm

The past two months have been an emotional storm as I prepared to close on my house and move. I have learned patience and flexibility. I have learned taking my vitamins and finding time to exercise are more important than usual. I have learned to stop and take a deep breath and say a prayer out loud or in quiet to help me endure. My biggest lesson learned: never, ever move and close on your house two days before Christmas. Peace.


Through the wind, rain and firestorms in nature and in our lives, God brings us through.

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”

—   Haruki Murakami

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Live with intention


“ Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen Hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.” Mary Anne Radmacher

Nelson Mandela

Remembering a champion and a true practitioner of peace.















“A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.”
― Nelson Mandela


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