May I Greet Each Day Like Opening Night

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Sitting alonely

My breath becomes my only

One-with-all, wholly


Source of all blessings

You bless us with red, rich wine and friendly puppies,

Birds who sing in mornings and ministers for mournings.

Thank you for all gifts unearned and earned alike,

Even the gifts, unbidden, of suffering and sacrifice.

You bless us with Love, which makes loss meaningful.

You bless us with both the comedy and the tragedy

Of Life.


May I greet each day with the anticipation of an opening night;

Find myself enthralled, enchanted, delighted, amused, and mystified

Through each act, comedic, romantic, tragic, inspiring;

And applaud you each evening

When the curtain falls.*


*Thank you to Br. David Steindl-Rast and his wonderful book, 99 Blessings, for the format used here.


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