A postcard from the Abbey in honor of my anniversary today. This is my blessing for you, my dear readers, in the days ahead.
May you be blessed with the grace of companionship.
May your heart be embraced by the love of a kindred soul.
May you span time together, stretched out over the beauty of the seasons,
knowing the rise and fall, the fullness and emptiness of life.
May love become your crucible of transformation,
that place where deepening trust leads to a softened heart.
And may your growing love of those you trust deeply
lead you to expanding compassion for the world.
(photo on the beach along the Baltic Sea in Latvia this past summer celebrating our midsummer birthdays)