Reflecting, having both the urgency and the opportunity to pause.
To ask the bigger questions of life that easily get caught up in surviving.
I return to the words that frame who I am and who I want to be:
May I live this day
Compassionate of heart,+ John O’Donohue, excerpt from ‘For Matins’, in Benedictus: A Book of Blessings, Bantam Press 2007
Clear in word,
Gracious in awareness,
Courageous in thought,
Generous in love.
Or, in the words of Micah:
… do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God …
… and don’t take myself too seriously.