Sunday, March 17, 2013

What Is True for You?

What is true for you may not be true for others.
What is right for you may not be right for others.
What is good for you may not be good for others.
What is God for you may not be God for others.

So what do you share?
How do you show you care?
How do you respond with respect?
How do you know and honor differences?

Even with scientific facts, difference folks get different results.
Different doctors, lawyers, politicians may have totally different opinions.
One person may laugh and one may cry with the same experience.
We never know what is going to be the perception and position of anyone.

For some this uncertainty may be upsetting and for others a delight.
For some this not knowing may create a sense of mystery and for others irritation.
Consider what it might mean to not know what to say and do to be true to you and to another.
For me, this invites honest and openness, willingness to listen with respect and share with trust.

I share these Loving Reminders with you.
My intention is to offer Good for all.
My love is pure and true.
I am sharing the best I know.

I trust you to receive what is Good for you and to let the rest go.
I invite you to listen within until you know what is True for you.
I encourage you to explore and see what works for you.
I respect and trust you to choose what is right and true for you.

For those who have rules and the ”right” way, I respect that.
For those who want to rebel and do it your way, I respect that.
For those who want to tell everyone what to do, I respect that.
For those who don’t know and don’t care, I respect that.
For those who want me to tell them the “right” way, I respect that.
For those who want to make my way wrong, I respect that.
For those who want to explore and find many ways, I respect that.
For those who are going their own way, listening within, I respect that.

My sharing and teaching and writing and reaching out is my joy.
Loving Reminders are one way I am called to live in Love and Give with Love.
There are infinite ways to live and give Love.
I invite you to find what “works” for you.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Enjoy the silly and beautiful blessings below.
Know that I am Loving you,
Betty Lue
Irish Blessings
May there always be work for your hands to do.
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine on your windowpane.
May a rainbow be certain to follow the rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

As you slide down the banister of life,
May the splinters always be facing the right direction.

May you always have
      Walls for the winds
      A roof for the rain,
      Tea beside the fire,
      Laughter to cheer you,
      Those you love near you
      And all of your heart’s desires.

May God fill your heart
With gladness to cheer you,
And may you always 
Walk in peace and beauty.

May those who love us, love us.
And for those who don’t love us,
May God turn their hearts;
And if He doesn’t turn their hearts,
May He turn their ankles,
So we will know them by their limping.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back,
The sun shine warm upon your face,
The rain fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

May the blessing of light be upon you,
Light on the outside, 
Light on the inside.

With God’s sunlight shining on you,
May your heart glow with warmth like a turf fire
That welcomes friends and strangers alike.

May the light of the Lord shine from your eyes
Like a candle in the window
Welcoming the weary traveler.

May the blessing of God’s soft rain be on you.
Falling gently on your head, refreshing your soul
With the sweetness of little flowers newly blooming.

May the strength of the winds of Heaven bless you,
Carrying the rain to wash your spirit clean
Sparkling after in the sunlight.

May you understand the strength and power of God
In a thunderstorm in winter.
And the quiet beauty of creation
In the calm of a summer sunset.

May you come to realize that
Insignificant as you may seem in this great universe,
You are an important part of God’s plan.

May God watch over you
And keep you safe from harm.

May the blessing of God’s earth be on you
And as you walk the roads,
May you always have a kind word for those you meet.

May the most you wish for be the best you get.
May the best times you’ve ever had be the worst you will ever see.
May joy fill your heart in whatever you do
And the luck of the Irish be always with you.

May you be in Heaven a half hour before the
Devil knows you’re dead!

When Irish eyes are smiling,
Tis like a morn in spring.
With a lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing
When Irish hearts are happy
All the world is bright and gay
When Irish eyes are smiling
Sure, they steal your heart away.

May your blessings outnumber
the shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you wherever you go.

May the best day of your past
Be the worst day of your future.

I’m looking over a four leaf clover
That I overlooked before
One leaf is sunshine, the second is rain,
Third is the roses that grow in the lane.
No need explaining the one remaining
Is somebody I adore.
I’m looking over a four leaf clover
That I overlooked before.

May luck be our companion
May friends stand by our side
May history remind us all
Of Ireland’s faith and pride.
May God bless us with happiness
May love and faith abide.

Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter
Lullabies, dreams, and love ever after.
Poems and songs with pipes and drums
A thousand welcomes when anyone comes.
That’s the Irish for you!

There’s a dear little plant that grows in our isle,
’Twas St. Patrick himself, sure, that sets it;
And the sun of his labor with pleasure did smile,
And with dew from his eye often wet it.
It grows through the bog, through the brake, through the mireland, 
And they call it the dear little Shamrock of Ireland.

May your neighbors respect you,
Troubles neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And Heaven accept you.

May you have:
A world of wishes at your command
God and his angels close at hand
Friends and family their love impart,
And Irish blessings in you heart.
May God grant you many years to live,
For sure he must be knowing
The earth has angels all to few
And Heaven is overflowing.

These things I warmly wish to you-
Someone to love
Some work to do
A bit o’ sun
A bit o’ cheer
And a guardian angel always near.

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.

May the lilt of lush laughter lighten every load,
May the midst of Irish magic shorten every road.
May you taste the sweetest pleasures that fortune ever bestowed,
And may all your friends remember all the favors you are owed.

May you live as long as you want,
And never want as long as you live.

For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way-
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.

Dance as if no one were watching,
Sing as if no one were listening,
And live every day as if it were your last.

Lucky stars above you,
Sunshine on your way,
Many friends to love you,
Joy in work and play.
Laughter to outweigh each care,
In your heart a song.
And gladness waiting everywhere
All your whole life long!

Grant me a sense of humor, Lord,
The saving grace to see a joke,
To win some happiness from life,
And pass it on to other folks.

May joy and peace surround you,
Contentment latch your door,
And happiness be with you now
And bless you evermore.