A little Sunday prayer to begin this lovely day! Do you know this psalm? It is one that my Mom taught us when we were little and we have taught our children to continue to tradition as it brings us all such peace and joy.
When I sit mindfully and present, sometimes I receive a song in my head or a prayer and this came to me this morning. So in honor of my Mom’s bedtime ritual for us as children, I thought it was appropriate to post!
We still say this psalm with our Mom and it brings us all great peace. May it bring you and yours peace today as well.
November first flew past me without a Rabbit Rabbit post, but here’s a quick reminder in case you’re new or couldn’t remember why I say Rabbit Rabbit. Did you miss me? Because I’ve missed all of you and I hope you are doing well!
November is a busy month as we begin planning for the holidays. It’s also a melancholy month as we remember those who have passed. November first is All Saint’s Day and coincidentally the birthdate of my late Father. November fourth marks the passing of my beloved Uncle as well.
Onward sparks the holiday of Thanksgiving where gratitude for who we have in our lives, both past and present, and for all the blessings that have been bestowed on us are appreciated. Family meals and traditions continue through the rest of the year with much anticipation. Are you beginning to think about the holiday season which is coming upon us with rapid speed?
We have a limited time here on this planet and we really never know how long we have, so we need to make the most of today, this precious present moment, for that’s all we can truly count on. Embrace those loving souls in your life for whom you are grateful. Take time to quiet your mind and listen to the inner wisdom that you already have. Reach out to help others and be kind. Find the gratitude for all you have in your life because those little things sometimes mean more that you’ll ever know.
I’m reminded of a Bible quote my Mom says,
“This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad.”
To me, it sounds like the perfect plan for a blessed Sunday so I thought I’d pass it along to you too. May your day be filled with precious moments of love, kindness, health and goodness.
“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”
~ Thomas Campbell
My heartfelt thanks to Nicole click here to see her blog for it was there where I first saw this amazing quote. As the holidays are upon us, there are families who have missing members, ones that are not here anymore as they have passed away or even moved away. It saddens me to count the second Christmas that my Dad is not present with us. Sure, I can say that his spirit is around us, especially on his favorite holiday, but he is not here anymore.
So I wonder, what will happen when I pass away? Will there be a thought of me when everyone gathers around the Christmas tree? Will my passing be noticed by anyone else besides my immediate family? Will there be any mention of my name or memory by someone that I didn’t birth or marry? I don’t care to be immortal for my ego, but to try to make a difference in others’ lives. I want to live in hearts, happier hearts for perhaps having known me. Does this make sense? But how?
Simple: Obey the Golden Rule!
Matthew 7:12: “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”
Confucianism: “Do not do to others what you do not want them to do to you” (Analects 15:23)
Hinduism: “This is the sum of duty: do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you” (Mahabharata 5:1517)
Buddhism: “Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful” (Udanavarga 5:18)