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Qualities of God’s Friends

The Friend of God has these three qualities: a generosity like that of the ocean, a compassion like that of the sun, and a humility like that of the earth.

– Bayazid, Tadhkirat

Wednesday of Hope – Rainbows

God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us — in the dreariest and most dreaded moments — can see a possibility of hope.

– Maya Angelou

Whole Worlds of Wonder even in a Single Drop of Water

Mountains and oceans have whole worlds of innumerable wondrous features. We should understand that it is not only our distant surroundings that are like this, but even what is right here, even a single drop of water.

– Eihei Dogen

Wednesday of Hope – Not Fearful of the Night

Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.

– Sarah Williams, Twilight Hours: A Legacy of Verse

Wednesday of Hope – Finding the Warrior Within

Willing to experience aloneness, I discover connection everywhere; Turning to face my fear, I meet the warrior who lives within.

– Jennifer Welwood

Grateful for All Gifts

During the month of November it’s been my practice to focus on Gratitude. And so I continue . . .

O Great Spirit, I awake to another sun, grateful for gifts bestowed, granted one by one.

– Twylah Nitsch

Wednesday of Hope – Holding the Memory of Light

This is the first and most important lesson every writer learns, that words are ever only a memory of the thing itself. Like catching sunlight in your cupped hands so you have it later when the dark comes on. Sometimes, the words, the memory of the light are all we have to keep us steady until the night ends.

– Brian Andreas, Story of the Day