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A Blessing for You, Who's Been Through So Much

A Blessing for You, Who's Been Through So Much

If you're reading this, you've probably been through some stuff.

If you've been through a lot (already) and you're still standing, there's something to be said about that.

Maybe what you're looking for now is some semblance of peace or a new kind of "normal" or just someone to tell you that they see you.

Whatever you're looking for, I hope you find it. Or, rather, I hope you find exactly what you need, when you need it, and not a moment sooner or later than the universe intends.

This is my way of saying, I see you.

May you be free.

Today's share is part poem, part prayer, part blessing.

I've shared it before so you might recognize it, or you might've seen the prayer print or the full-length poetry print version of this in the shop.

This is what I wish for you, for us both, for all of us.

If you've been through a lot and you're still standing, there's something to be said about that. Maybe what you're looking for now is some semblance of peace or a new kind of "normal" or just someone to tell you that they see you. Whatever it is, I hope you find exactly what you need, when you need it. May you be free.

A Blessing for You, Who's Been Through So Much

I hope you look for one thing and, by chance, find something else beautiful and true.

I hope when you look out over the earth, you see a friend and a home and a garden to tend to.

I hope when you look to the sky at night you see it like a mirror, and find the stars looking after you.

I hope that wherever you look, you see a piece of yourself in everything, and recognize in yourself an entire universe.

I hope you never get tired of waking up and loving the world all over again, even when it feels like a great risk to take.

I hope love is the greatest risk and the most rewarding thing you ever do, and that when you look for people to love, you don't forget to look in the mirror too.

But when your heart is heavy with the grief of what you once had, I hope you can think of a time and smile, and be glad, and feel under the weight of loss that it's still a gift to have ever loved at all.

I hope you find something unexpected right in the middle of your pain: strength that shocks you, compassion that humbles you, an ever-budding peace so ancient it changes you.

For all the questions you seek answers to, may there be at least one you learn to live into, and may you live better for it.

I hope the mystery enlightens you.

And in the end, I hope you find what you're looking for, especially when it's not what you set out to find.

The prayer version of this poem and the full-length version are available as art prints. I made encouragement cards too, for the giving.

. . .

Tell me:

What do you hope for, not only for yourself, but for others?

Tell me in the comments. Everything you share here, whatever your story, it helps me, too.

With care,

Jen

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