I owe ten thousand
Tears for ten thousand species
Source of all blessings
you bless us with change we did not seek or want.
You push us out of our ruts and comfort and ask us
to learn and adapt and grow and question
and survive and to thrive
and to appreciate the “now”,
for we know its value and that “now”
will not be the same as “then”.
May we grow from
unexpected, even difficult, change
and look for the riches
in every experience.*
*Format based on Br. David Steindl-Rast’s, 99 Blessings.