Wednesday, August 22, 2007
"Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not,and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad"-Henry W. Longfellow
Last week while watching the tragedy of the miners in Utah I began to think about how much life has changed in my 43 years on earth. Now instantly a tragedy can happen such as this and it is flashed before our eyes for days on the various cable news channels but how many of us including me stop to think about the people behind the scenes in these tragedies , all the families and friends whose lives are touched directly or indirectly and how it will continue to effect their lives for years down the road while for the rest of us it is just a footnote to our life, a blip on our radar.I know being a nurse I see so many familes who are just downright hateful at times and I try to understand that they are not usually like this .
I have started a practice of prayer however small it may be of "point of light" prayers .It goes like this when i hear of news stories,patients or just people having a hard time I pray for them in that instant and beam these prayers toward them . I know this isn't much but maybe in some small way it helps.I try to also do this with family members who I deal with in my work and also when I see emergency vehicles going to a incident. I am a firm believer in the fact that prayer is not only for church but in your everyday life.I feel life is full of "Sacred Ordinary" moments.
These times of prayer reaffirm to me the sacredness of everyday life.
The photo above symbolizes what I feel in the air right now "fall is coming soon".
Here is some linky love for you today:
French Word A Day
Gipsy Life-Please read her Aug.19 post -it really it home for me.
Zena Moon-her posts always make me stop and think
Blurb Book-it is a book you can submitt your blog posts too and they will print a book of your blog.Soule Mama has an example on her blog.
Here is also my haiku for this week for One Deep Breath:
Owl flys homeward,
Sunlight breaks the sky;
A new day dawning.