This week I want to share with you a blessing I wrote for my forthcoming grief journal, By the Light of the Moon.
Although now I’m returning back to former ideas and playing with new titles alike.
You’ll be the first to know when I get close to a final decision and I’m ready for your input to make a final selection!
One of the most important things to me is to make this journal BEAUTIFUL.
I can still remember standing in the bookstore aisle with all of the books on grief. And most of them had one or two things in common.
1) They were…UGLY. Drab. Brown. Boring — Ugly.
2) They had the word GRIEF written on them in huge sprawling letters, practically acting as a flashing neon sign, like an arrow pointing to the person holding the book exclaiming, “Hey! This girl is experiencing grief!!”
Not exactly something you want to be seen with at a coffee shop when you’re in your twenties and just lost your dad.
Or at any age, I would imagine.
So I want this journal to be beautiful for you. And that is exactly what I plan to create. 🙂
If you’ve experienced loss, and have any thoughts on something that you feel would have really helped YOU, or anything you feel would help you in your current experience, I’d love for you to hit reply and let me know.
I’d love to hear about any insights you may have — and perhaps they even match up with some of my own that I still plan to share with you.
Either way, it is always a blessing to hear from you.
Your kind words mean so much, and you are truly a blessing in this world.
So without further ado…
May you be blessed~
Even if that’s not what you feel like you want,
Or even need.
May you be blessed with grace —
To see the light of love shining through.
May you be blessed with courage —
The kind you show in every moment,
Just taking another step, and inhaling another breath,
Again and again and again.
May you be blessed with beauty —
The shared and treasured memories
That help to light your way,
The insights and ideas
That guide your self-care each day.
May you be blessed with gentleness —
To watch over yourself with care.
The way you’d love a sweet little bird
Or a toddler with messy hair.
And most of all…
May you be blessed with love —
The glue that holds everything together.
The twinkle lights that glow in the darkness.
The radiance of your very own heart.
May you be blessed with knowing how worthy
And may you sing you own unique song,
Every day, your whole life through.
Knowing there is always someone
Who’s watching over you.