Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Blessing And An Update

I was cleaning my desk yesterday and found the folder that was left to me when my grandmother passed away. On the outside it simply says "This is for Lynn". It is filled with clippings and sayings, prayers and hand-written scraps, letters the children and I wrote to her, pieces of my writing I sent to her. It warms my heart that she kept it all and made a folder just for me. The best parts are the handwritten words. The lost art of writing. Handwriting, like the voice, like fingerprints, uniquely one's own. I love looking in that folder and seeing Grandma's handwriting. Knowing her pen moved methodically over the paper putting every mark down deliberately and thoughtfully. I'm going to share a piece she had saved for me. It is not written by her (rather copied) but obviously held value. My gift from her I now share with you.

A Blessing of Solitude: May you recognize in your life the presence, power and light of your soul. May you realize that you are never alone, that your soul in its brightness and belonging connects you intimately with the rhythm of the universe. May you have respect for your own individuality and difference. May you realize that the shape of your soul is unique, that you have a special destiny here, that behind the facade of your life there is something beautiful, good and eternal happening. May you learn to see yourself with the same delight, pride and expectation with which God sees you at every moment.

p.s. Huge, huge thanks to all who have kept Mr. Lennon in your thoughts and prayers. It was the oddest thing. After over a week of self-starving (even with the meds in him) and fading, he suddenly started eating! Yesterday he ate three cans of food and returned completely back to his normal self. Overnight! It was crazy!!!! Now he's back to being Mr. Naughty Pants (one of his many nicknames)! Thank you all.

9 comments:

John said...

Whar a wonderful thoughtful person your Grandma must have been, sensing also in the young you, the spiritul you that would blossom. I too like handwriting and it is the unique energy of the writer which emanates from it. What wonderful words, they must truly have meant something to your grandmother to write them and then keep them for you! What a blessing.

Jess said...

What a treasure!

(animals can be so bizarre sometimes, so glad he's back to normal)

thicklygrownwithweeds said...

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
And so, so glad about Mr. Naughty Pants.

Caroline said...

What a beautiful letter...it just made me feel so good to read that. And the news about Lennon...whoot!!! Prayer is powerful!

G-Pride Farm said...

As I read that which your Grandmother thought you needed, she must have known that one day you would be looking for yourself, and this, this should show you she knew you were unique and would need reminded. Such a treasure you were to her. Congrats on Lennon getting better. Now he's on with showing you who's boss.

Lenetté aka The Shitzizle said...

totally beautiful :) makes me miss my grandma... although i'm always missing her... she was one of those kinds of grandmas.

Elena said...

Awesome that 'naughty pants' is back. Perhaps he was meditating. Connecting to deeper self. What an amazing gift from your Grandma. The letter is awesome; made me choke up. And you created today. Your soul reconnected to Spirit through that letter, through your Grandma. Isn't that what creating is all about anyway?

Erin said...

This is so neat! I have very few relics like this, but now I want to go hunt for them! So glad you shared, since her words were so beautiful.

Thrilled to hear about your furry friend as well. What a good start to the weekend!

p.s. officially following you now!

S.E.Minegar said...

What an amazing gift to rediscover! Beautiful letter!

So glad Mr. NP is back to himself.

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