Sunday Selections

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Let’s forget the world for a while
fall back and back
into the hush and holy
of now

are you listening? This breath
invites you
to write the first word
of your new story

your new story begins with this:
You matter

you are needed—empty
and naked
willing to say yes
and yes and yes

Do you see
the sun shines, day after day
whether you have faith
or not
the sparrows continue
to sing their song
even when you forget to sing
yours

stop asking: Am I good enough?
Ask only
Am I showing up
with love?

Life is not a straight line
it’s a downpour of gifts, please—
hold out your hand

– Julia Fehrenbacher, “Hold Out Your Hand”

10 thoughts on “Sunday Selections

  1. Just lovely, and a great selection for the beginning of this new calendar year! “You matter”… “Ask only am I showing up with love?”… Reminds me also of .

      • I think the rest got cut off because it was a link… Anyway, what I wanted to include was that poem reminds me of the posts shared by Hands Free Mama: www. handsfreemama. com (remove the spaces, of course). I find them so thought-provoking (and often dangerously close to home).

        Happy Sunday!

    • I am trying to do that more. It is such a record of emotion for me.
      Do you print a copy and paste it in or handwrite? I would love to handwrite, but know this would cause a backlog. But maybe I need to work it into my morning journal time.
      Hmmm… do tell.
      S

      • Hi Sheila,
        Something this long I would probably print out and glue in. It really does take time to hand record. I do that often in my quote journal. You know if I’m feeling extra ambitious I’ll break out the rubber stamps. I love the visual impact of stamped words but it is oh so time consuming.
        Thanks again for sharing this wonderful poem!

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