Being the change in conversation

Continuing my musings on the power of words in shaping how we see the world, I return to the words inscribed on my shawl:

May I live this day

Compassionate of heart,
Clear in word,
Gracious in awareness,
Courageous in thought,
Generous in love.

John O’Donohue’s choice selection for the end of his blessing For Matins invites me not just to read these words but to embody them in posture and usage.

I want these words to infuse who I am and affect my conversation.

What words might you choose to carry with you?