Tuesday, January 09, 2007

A poem

A beautiful poem from A Mom on a Mission (who has a wonderfully opinionated blog, check it out!):

Anything you do
from the soulful self
will help lighten
the burdens of the world.
You have no idea what the
smallest word,
the tiniest generosity
can cause to be set in motion.
Be outrageous in forgiving.
Be dramatic in reconciling.
Be off the charts in kindness.
In whatever you are called to,
strive to be devoted to it
in all aspects large and small.
Fall short? Try again.
Mastery is in increments, not in
Be brave, be fierce, be visionary.
Mend the parts of the world
that are "within your reach."
To live this way is the most
dramatic gift you can
ever give to the world.
Consider yourselves assigned.

~Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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