When I started this blog over 10 years ago I wondered, briefly, if I would ever run out of words. Or ideas. Or thoughts. Or stories to share. It turns out this is that week.
I’ve certainly had some dry spells over the past ten years, when life has handed me a bit too much. Or perhaps I have committed to a bit too much. The blog has fallen by the wayside, to be picked up later. Dusted off. Jumped into (with joy) again.
This week I find myself lacking words. There are plenty of stories I could tell but none have been given enough room for pondering and reflecting. I am sure there is a lesson here, one about making space and time to reflect. But alas, Thursday is here, and I have no original stories or words to share.
So instead, I will lean on someone else who came before me. Words to fall back on when I have no words of my own, from John O’Donohue. Words to read and reflect on as I move through this day.
May I live this day compassionate of heart,
Clean in word,
Gracious in awareness,
Courageous in thought,
Generous in love.John O’Dohonue, excerpt from Matins in To Bless the Space Between Us (USA)/Benedictus (Europe)
If I were my own best friend I would remind myself to read those that came before. Learn from them. Think about what they wrote. What they left behind. And then, if something resonates, pass it on to others. Share. And learn together.
May your day hold all those things that John O’Donohue wrote about; may it be compassionate, clean, gracious, courageous, generous. Until next week, when hopefully, the words returns.
I love your courage in sharing this Rachel. Inspiring us to keep shipping. Thank you.