May today …

A friend sent me the following poem, and I’d like to pass it on.

Saint Theresa’s Prayer

May today there be peace within.

May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be confident knowing you are a child of God.

Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.

It is there for each and every one of us.

World days

Today in my church, University United Methodist Church in Austin, Texas we celebrated World Communion Sunday.  Along those same lines, this coming Sunday, October 8, 2011, is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

Seldom a week goes by that I don’t hear accolades about the role of hospice in end-of-life times.  For our family, hospice was and always will be a Godsend.  Perhaps the same is true for you.

Let us remember and celebrate all the tremendous hospice care professionals across our world as we look to World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.  In this organization’s web link, there is a tab to ‘tell your story’ which I hope you will consider given the power of stories to change peoples’ lives and give comfort to all by knowing we are not alone.