I get up each day and say, “This is a new day. I will live it well.”
Then I do some things and let other things go.

I gratefully embrace each new breath of existence
and live humbly in the presence of Mystery.

I know that what I am and what I do are good enough
because all is embedded in the One.

I strive to live as a blessing in the world
and see my mistakes and my successes equally
as part of the fabric I have been given to weave.

I speak my needs clearly and simply,
knowing that they will be taken care of.

I relish every bit of love and beauty that comes my way
and gratefully acknowledge
the power of loss and emptiness as well.

I spread my shawl of trust over
all the realities I encounter on my path,
embracing the conflict and differences
that keep the universe in creative balance.

– Dolores Holmes Scheelen

©2006 Dolores Holmes Scheelen, all rights reserved. Published here with permission.

This Wind Words comes from author Dolores Holmes Scheelen of Medford Congregational United Church of Christ in Medford OR. Wind Words – Spirit Writing from the Central Pacific Conference is a periodic offering of inspired writings by authors from around the CPC.

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