Good Morning everyone... how are you doing on this wonderful Thursday in April, here we are April the 10th. Just the other day we were celebrating the 1st of the month, the Day of peace, and tomorrow is Ancestor’s Day the 11th. It is said, when time goes by quickly, we are enjoying life. Oui,yes, life is good. there is a lot going on and everyday brings new challenges, new beginnings. Soon, very soon, outside I will see the first buds begin to sprout on the cherry tree.
We understand that we will have to wait for the sun to work its magic and for the tree to find its own time and cycle for it to blossom and bring forth the beauty of its spring foliage. Why is it that we show such impatience in how other areas of our lives develop? How often have I heard someone say,” I understand” when I’ve tried to explain something I’m feeling. And, I can tell, from their actions, that really, my explanation was not understood at all. Vice verso, when I have said, “I understand” and I think I did, but did I really. Emotions are hard to pin down, they are often very abstract. We can’t predict, we can’t say at 6 pm this evening it will rain on Montcalm Street in Hull down through the village of Cantley ending at the bridge. We have forecasts that give us predictions, we listen, take it in, and then move on. Not so easy to do with our every day comings and goings! We try…. some succeed better than others .Often it has to be wondered if we even apply the same reasoning.(thought process)
Today I ask blessings of everyone in times of trouble. Comfort for those who are facing a loss. Calm for those passing their days without work during times of financial stress, Healing for those who are suffering pain and illness. Encouragement for those who are finding it difficult to believe in the future. Uphold those who are being tempted in any way today to turn their backs on life. In all these ways and more, I ask your Blessings, for we are ONE with Nature and the Universe, now forever and always………………… Oyashikiri
Ancestor’s Day service is at 10 a.m. (PL Church)
btw. Just in reading the above prayer, you have added and given strength to the Blessing… thank you. =^_^=
pictures >Pinterest, bottom one is by Kenji2006 and was originally on Flickr