A Little Prayer for Today
Every day is a string of choices, like pearls.
How do I greet my children, my dogs? With love, or irritation?
What will I eat for my breakfast? How will I look at myself in the mirror today? Will I see myself through the critical, unforgiving eyes of my father? Or love my body and myself, my sense of humor, and my strengths.
Do I choose loneliness and regret, irritation, and frustration, or love and wonder? I know I am the mistress of my happiness, no one else manages that, although many contribute. With some I feel loss and confusion. I choose how long I stay there and move on to build more strands. I find others that help me feel like anything is possible. I can touch the stars and swim with dolphins and whales in my dreams and see the world in new colors, sounds and tones that stir me to my very quick.
Those choices make my days, my strings, for better, or for worse. Some strings are damaged and will and should tear and break, some shine brilliantly like dew on a spiderweb in the sun.
These days that I design, the strings of jewels that I put together with some pain and some ease, and laughter, lots of laughter, and tears and the hindsights of my life, the colors of my past and my future, and my very present Present. I am always learning, and then re-learning what I forgot. I forget alot.
I want to keep buildings heartstrings with love and wonder, I feel called to do that. I feel the world needs that from all of us.
Have a great day today.