Saturday, September 5, 2015

Encouraging Words For the Weekend

                                                Why I Wake Early

"Hello, sun in my face.
  Hello, you who make the morning
 and spread it over the fields
 and into the faces of the tulips
 and the nodding morning glories,
 and into the windows of, even, the
 miserable and the crotchety -

 best preacher that ever was, dear star, that just happens
 to be where you are in the universe
 to keep us from ever-darkness,
 to ease us with warm touching,
 to hold us in the great hands of light -
 good morning, good morning, good morning.

 Watch, now, how I start the day
 in happiness, in kindness."

 Mary Oliver

Rediscovering my love of poetry and meeting Mary Oliver (how did I not know?)

Praying your weekend is filled with the light of His love and the peace of His presence.