I was sent this poem this morning and it is so powerful.
I now have it printed and on my notice board.
Perhaps it may help you maybe not today but perhaps in the future.
Sinead from Appletree Craft( https://www.appletreecrafts.ie/) thank you for this powerful poem.
When You Meet Someone Deep in Grief
by Patrica McKernon Runkle
Slip off your needs and set them by the door.
Enter barefoot this darkened chapel
Hollowed by loss hollowed by sorrow
It’s grey stone walls and floor.
You,congregation of one
Are here to listen not to sing.
Kneel in the back pew, make no sound.
Let the candles speak.
“Be present, it is the only moment which matters”
I do not know where I got this quote or to whom it can be attributed to. It is one of those quotes which has been with me through many journals.
Every so often it comes to mind and makes me stop. It is good to stop and savour that precise moment.
This morning I was busy with lists and the things I “HAD” to do. It was the only thing I could think of. You may know that feeling, when the rush of life overtakes?
I was hanging out the clothes and suddenly stopped. It hit me that I was so lucky to have a place to hang out the clothes after washing them. I was so lucky to be physically able to hang out those clothes. I was lucky to have clothes to hang out.
I found myself carefully hanging out those clothes and being aware of what I was doing. It was a surreal experience. From the mundane to something special. Too often I am caught up in the things or jobs which must be done, without experiencing the joy of being able to accomplish those jobs.
Sometimes, it is good for the spirit, the soul, the person to take time to notice what it is we are doing.
To savour that moment and appreciate it.