This is my first post for 2014 and I send you all the old Irish Blessing.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue,
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
We have just returned from holidays and as I reflect on the wonderful times shared with our beautiful friends and family I feel such joy and gratitude that they are there, no matter what, with so much unconditional love and never judging my stumbling efforts to navigate life’s path. I saw a wonderful poster the other day it said
” Life under construction. Thank you for your patience!”
The friends I cherish have patience in abundance and I love them dearly.
I finally had some time to catch up on reading and as always have learned so much from reading of other peoples lives and experiences. How different, yet how similar all our lives are and how true today are the past words of great thinkers who wrote of life’s lessons, many years ago.
Some that resonated deeply with me were:-
“Be content with what you have,
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realise there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you. Lao Tzu
And this one may be appropriate to the old year as well as to each day…
“Finish each day and be done with it,
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in,
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day,
you shall begin it well and serenely.” Ralph Waldo Emerson.
There are no new lessons in life, just new people rediscovering the old ones. We have so much to learn. My deepest thanks goes out to all who share their lives, experiences and insights, both in print and here on their wonderful blogs.
A final thought,
“We are stronger in the places we’ve been broken.” Ernest Hemingway.
Have a most blessed day.