Ruminature: Wisdom Shared, And To Share

 

A flower does not wonder if it will turn its true color.

On a dear friend’s blog (a friend from my days of innocence and too much beer and too little sleep), I found this, and I love it:

“So pray not for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle.” —Phillips Brooks, Episcopal minister, author of O Little Town Of Bethlehem

I am the miracle, YOU are the miracle, the universe is the miracle. Every day is its own microcosm of wonder and glory. In the rush for comfort and security, we have created distractions and diversions, complexities and quandaries, but the truth can really be as simple as this.

About stacy

I am a writer, author, mother, former magazine editor (last at Redbook), optimist, and, above all, a searcher. I'm still searching for whom I'm really meant to be, after a series of very jarring losses: a divorce and house disaster that led to a book (Falling Apart In One Piece); a week after the book came out, my parents suddenly fell gravely ill, I resigned from my job (and, apparently, my career), my son went into crisis, my parents then rapidly died four weeks apart, and my boyfriend (who had moved in with me and my son just weeks before the book came out) began the painful journey of realizing we couldn't make our relationship work (that story unfolded on this blog). Since then I've been trying to figure out what's next. Or, in other words, how to fill in the blanks.
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3 Responses to Ruminature: Wisdom Shared, And To Share

  1. Lindsey says:

    Oh, wow. Wow, wow, wow. Lovely. Thank you. I need to be strong today as I head off to Cape Cod to let Grace go for 10 days. Strong because she’ll be clinging to me crying. xox
    (incidentally I never knew Phillips Brooks wrote O Little Town of Bethlehem!)

  2. We seem to lose our way so easily. It is miraculous when we can clear away the noise and mess and see what is simple and essential.

  3. Melissa says:

    I came hoping you’d have a new post, because for some reason post-split, I find the changing of the seasons so hard. But this post is perfect.

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