Blessed be the longing that brought you here
and that quickens your soul with wonder.
May you succumb to the danger of growth.
May you receive great encouragement when new frontiers beckon.
May you respond to the call of your gift
and find the courage to follow its path.
May there be kindness in your gaze when you look within.
May you know tender shelter and healing blessing
when you are called to stand in the place of pain.
May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of the soul.
May you become the gracious and passionate subject of your own life.
– John O’Donohue, Irishman
I found this recently in the packing and sorting, ripped from a wedding program several years ago. A scrap of paper that called to me then and reappears now, at the time I most need its blessing.