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Monday, June 10, 2013

You Are ... 18 Blessings

You might not consider this related to knitting, but maybe you will.  My yoga teacher this morning recited these lines throughout our class and I thought it might be interesting to some or all of you Black Sheep.  It comes from a Shabbat booklet from Shir Tikvah (a Jewish congregation in Troy), but it does not necessarily have to be interpreted as something religious, just something to think about.  I do not know who the author is.

You are strong when you take your grief and teach it to smile.
     You are brave when you overcome your fear and help others to do the same.

You are happy when you see a flower and give it your blessing.
     You are loving when your own pain does not blind you to the pain of others.

You are wise when you know the limits of your wisdom.
   You are true when you admit that there are times when you fool yourself.

You are alive when tomorrow's hope means more to you than yesterday's mistake.
    You are growing when you know what your are, but not what you will come to be.

You are free when you are in control of yourself and do not wish to control others.
     You are honorable when you find your honor is to honor others.

You are generous when you can take as sweetly as you give.
    You are humble when you do not know how humble you are.

You are thoughtful when you see me just as I am and treat me just as you are.
     You are merciful when you forgive in others the faults you condemn in yourself.

You are beautiful when you don't need a mirror to tell you.
    You are rich when you never need more than you have.

You are what you are, and that is enough for anyone to be loved.
     You are what you are, and that is enough for anyone to be loved.


Harriet

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