Saturday, January 17, 2009

Meditation

This poem came to me via the Soul Flares Newsletter back in December.
In light of the funeral I attended today, and the daily task of caring for my dad,
it feels appropriate to share it as I end this day and head to bed.
* * *

We need one another when we mourn and would be comforted.
We need one another when we are in trouble and afraid.
We need one another when we are in despair, in temptation,
and need to be recalled to our best selves.
We need one another when we would accomplish some great purpose,
and cannot do it alone.
We need one another in the hour of success, when we look for someone to share our triumphs.
We need one another in the hour of defeat, when with encouragement we might endure,
and stand again.
We need one another when we come to die,
and would have gentle hands prepare us for the journey.
All our lives we are in need, and others are in need of us.
George O'Dell

(Photo: Some of the people I need in my life)

Good night,
Merry ME

Letters from an Open Heart 12-15-08
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