I am only a very little soul: bringing little things to you, O Lord.- from the Book of Common Prayer
The older I get, the more I’m conscious of ways very small things can make a change in the world. Tiny little things, but the world is made up of tiny matters, isn’t it? – Sandra Cisneros
“I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.”
It’s quiet here today … that sermon that I told you about will be preached on Tuesday. I’ve rewritten it at least 5 times and slowly sinking my teeth into the message I will preach that day. I’m asking God to make it my own. I’ll read a prayer by Barbara Taylor Brown and dance in the Blessing of the Animals service at James Chapel that day.
I’m giving thanks for the little things that helped me find a rhythm when I felt crazy this week – like : apple picking with 23 1st graders and eating spicy shrimp sushi after a long day of classes.
I’m super busy but getting the work done – will be back next week.
Here’s a little beautiful truth and inspiration for my writing/speaking friends … from Audre Lorde
Next time, ask: What’s the worst that will happen? Then push yourself a little further than you dare. Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it’s personal. And the world won’t end.
And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you don’t miss them. And new ones will find you and cherish you. And you will still flirt and paint your nails, dress up and party, because, as I think Emma Goldman said, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” And at last you’ll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.”
Let your handmaiden find grace in your sight … #GiveMeGrace