This day reminds us
That we can be free from fear,
Choosing Light and Love.
You won’t be liked and that’s okay;
Embrace your true Self anyway.
One can’t account for ev’ry voice
Before they fin’lly make a choice.
Speak what words are on your heart,
Or hold your tongue (a sacred art).
Opt in and out just as you please;
Let no one make you ill at ease.
The world outside will always spin
It’s lies, but do not let them in.
Dress and speak and live your Light,
And guard your Peace with all your might.
We are new with every rising sun.
No matter what it is we’ve done,
Just know that there is hope for you,
And nothing Grace cannot undo.
So walk with Peace and walk in Light,
Try your best to do what’s right,
And listen for the guiding Voice
That helps us make a different choice.
For every valley, deep and dark,
A flame of glee begins to spark.
When we cry out from mountain tops,
A time will come when feasting stops.
Do not ask “why” of suffering;
Don’t to despair or brightness cling.
Shadows fall and light will rise.
It’s all laid out before your eyes.
Life is not life without its seasons,
And darkness has no deeper reasons
Than to balance out the light.
So keep the longer view in sight.
What now is will soon be past.
Embrace the moment while it lasts.
Think about what you can give,
For that’s the finest way to live.
On a path with darkened turns,
It’s from the givers that one learns.
For only generosity
Has the luminosity
To guide us on our winding way
And lead us home whene’er we stray.
Now when one says “a giving spirit,”
We think of those to whom we give it,
But don’t forget, for it is true,
You must be generous to you.
Read that book and drink your tea,
Take a nap or two or three.
Find someone with whom to talk
When your own journey’s hard to walk.
Find the needed still and calm,
In this loud world, a needed balm.
For only with your needs supplied
Can the call to give be satisfied.
An empty pitcher fills no cup,
So don’t let busyness disrupt
The need to nurture your own soul.
Love yourself, love the whole.