Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Blessings -

My mother passed ten years ago today.  It was a beautiful passing, and I am grateful.  I just finished reading Atul Gawande's wonderful book, "Being Mortal", and I highly recommend it as a way to begin to look at our own end of life care.

These two quotes come to me from a friend this morning.  Lee Lesser writes:  

Two quotes stand out for me in this moment:
One is by Shirley Sherrod, the former USDA State Director of Georgia, an African American woman, who was forced to resign when some words she said were deliberately taken out of context and distorted. Later the NAACP and White House officials apologized and offered her a new position:
"As we move forward together, I urge you to remember this: Life is a grindstone. But whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us."

And a quote by Brother David Steindl-Rast who continually inspires me. His website is Gratefulness.org. He offered this blessing:

"In the continuous flow of blessing, our hearts find meaning and rest."

This morning, I sit here looking out.  I am with meaning and rest, and the welcome feeling of being polished.  I think of those rocks I find by the sea, smooth and shiny, changed by the motion of waves.  May we move like jellyfish and kelp in an ever-cradling sea.  These last few days I have been with how inner meets outer, and outer meets inner.  May both meet in polished seas.

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