It is the hour to rend thy chains, the blossom time off souls. - Katharine Lee Bates

Big Pray – chapter 13: Ukraine daily prayers

Big Pray Chapter 13: Daily prayers for Ukraine

Pre-Lenten Challenge: day 22 (2 [Feb] day 22, 2022) a sacred day

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Pre-Lenten Challenge: day 61 – Happy New year!

May your days start

Out with a smile and laughter

May your heart be happy

And full

May your past be behind you

And everything as new

As only you can do

May your mind be clear

And peaceful

Your feet firmly

On the ground

May you know how

Valuable and special

You are to have around

May you be blessed with all

Kinds of good things

Because you are deserving

Of it all

By O’vehlu – Sandi πŸ™πŸΌ

Pre-Lenten Challenge: day 63

Divine Mother

I think about ending 2021, not with a bang, but with gratitude. My year, my experience, though quiet and filled with solitude, brought me here – back to myself.

The nurturer in me, trying hard to nurture myself. As if I’ve had to become my own mother, mothering me. Where’s the divine in that? It’s in everything a mother does.

I’ve learned thus far, caring for me isn’t selfish. In reality, I’m a mother of fur-kids. It may be more possible and easier to be selfish when you’re single, and just have dogs and plants to look after. But it’s really not that easy.

I have ageing parents. And I’m still learning that balance. What can I do for them, what can I do for me? Questions that plague adult children caregivers, of ageing parents.

So here I am, as I attempt to gently go into 2022. Because that’s what a mother does: gently ushers her children into the new.

Many blessings folks, πŸ™πŸΌ Sandi