Candle Prayers

This year my health really knocked me out and I did not get an advent wreath and we only put up the nativity scene, not even the tree, kept it simple as myself and my 93 year old mum have had a rough time health wise. However, if I had gotten the wreath it would have been great to have these prayers to reflect on.  You can vary them, modify them to your own heartfelt words, but they are a nice model to work with.

 

Advent Candle Prayers

Poem For You

Life and Liberty, God Bless America
The light shines within., going out in connection to the Divine Creator.

“Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

Fibro Once Again, Bump In the Road

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Sometimes fibromyalgia can be compared to being in a dark room.  You make plans, want to, but then at the same time, the fibromyalgia is so unpredictable.  Add to that the fact that now my 93 year old mom is starting to forget, leave the gas on, and adding more stress, something not good for anyone with fibro. Today I missed out on a day of heritage celebration because of the fibro messing with my memory in a sense.

I have set my cell phone alarm to go for doctor appointment before, since the alarm on the dresser clock doesn’t work any number of times.  However, I was worried after mom again left the stove on and I then went in to get something and saw she had, and the shift in weather, made for a horrible night, so I set the alarm settings on my phone, but never saved them, so the alarm this morning never went off.  If mom wakes up and she knows I have plans she will wake me if I have had a good night’s sleep, my blood pressure was high, sugar was off, arthritis pain acted up or just knows I really want to be there, but she had not slept well, , so she didn’t wake up either.  I could get very discouraged, get all down and depressed, which wont help at all.  Instead, I am blogging, listening to music that uplifts me, inspires me and I am planning on my activities for tomorrow, including a class in Music Appreciation at my coop, in the community room.  This is not the first time that because of Fibromyalgia I have had to either do last minute cancelations or stuff like this has happened and it likely won’t be the last.  What matters here is how I respond to these moments, these “crisis” moments, and if I choose to see them as crisis.  Another example, I will do all I can to help a church I feel strongly about saving to thrive, but if after all has been tried it still folds, I can’t have a pity party for the church, what I can do is figure out how to make my faith life stronger and make the faith stronger.  I can honor my heritage daily in different ways and it’s up to me to find constructive ways to do so.  Life and fibromyalgia will throw curveballs and yet it’s not the curveballs that are the issue, it’s how I respond, that is the issue.

Amen

Ready to Bid Adieu?

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The Journey That is Life.

Ready to Bid Adieu

When you find yourself feeling like you are talking to the wall,

Or that you are  banging your head against it,

Though you know in your heart what needs to be  for the greater good, sadness comes.

It is a subtle sadness that swirls around you like a subtle breeze, a phantom,

You may find yourself thinking why am I even here?

You may find yourself ready to bid adieu.

 

When you feel it is an uphill climb, everyone in the dark,

None seeing the light of what can bring forward a new beginning, new day,

Your smile fades, and the hopes you had along with it,

As you see others groping around in the dark.

As sad it might be for you,

You may find yourself ready to bid adieu.

 

Though you came in with a heart full of love and hope,

Had hopes of helping the stars to shine bright,

The sun to rise above for the Lord to smile upon each day,

When you hit a wall, you see this likely how it will often be,

You may find yourself ready to bid adieu.

Question is will you, will you bid adieu?

My Holidays Wishes For You

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Inspiration and Love

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all. I thought about what my holidays wishes for each person I have a connection to, including all my followers is and this is what I hope for you for this holiday season into the New Year.  

I wish you to fearlessness and wings,

Fearlessness to pursue your dreams even true deep and spiritual love,

And wings to fly to your fullest potential and fulfillment of those dreams.

I wish you to let go of the past, release it into the heavens,

Never let it hold you hostage or keep you from moving forward, from flying.

I wish you the ability to be open of heart, spirit and soul to your intuition,

To be able to reach out to those dreams, including that true love,

And to find your bliss, and authentic self in all things.  

I wish you the courage to stand up for yourself,

Do so constructively and firmly always,

To love and appreciate who you are, your gifts,

And know that you do deserve to be happy, prosperous and wise.

As the song says “above all I wish you love, true deep, profound, spiritual and lasting love in your life forever.

Amem