Tag: kindness

lessons learned: bunnies and sacred space

Every spring, the bunnies come to visit the garden and see if by some chance, there’s a hole in the chicken wire big enough to access the greens.  Sadly, they are disappointed, but they hang around any way and give birth each Spring to…

the spirit of the season

Every year since this act of kindness occurred, I post it in my social media.   I don’t cut and paste the story because retelling it each year grounds me and reminds me who we are called to be, not just in December but all…

our little LuLu

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. ~attributed to Plato but documented as being written by Ian Mclaren, pseudonym of Rev. John Watson (1850-1907) This morning as I got the dogs out of the car, I paused to rub LuLu’s…

Joyce Rupp’s Changing the Landscape

As part of my own Lenten study time this season, I have been reading My Soul Feels Lean: Poems of Loss and Restoration by Joyce Rupp.   Thank goodness for this poet of the spirit, for this singer of human psalms.  I have especially appreciated…

prayers and blessings of remembrance for this day

I have spent some time this morning meditating on prayers that have been written over the years with regard to 9/11.  I am so grateful to have found one website in particular that memorialized the 10th anniversary with a page of prayers and blessings…

resolutions

I will be truthful. I will suffer no injustice. I will be free from fear. I will not use force. I will be of good will to all men. ~Mahatma Gandhi

one more sleep til Christmas

One More Sleep Til Christmas (words by Paul Williams, from The Muppet Christmas Carol) There magic in the air this evening Magic in the air The world is at her best, you know When people love and care The promise of excitement is one…

a morning thought to start the day

They whose minds are filled with kindness will never enter a world dark with woes. No cruel wrongs will ever overtake anyone who protects all living beings and is kind to them. ~Tiruvalluvar (c.500), India