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Special thanks to Brad2 for sharing the poem on KindSpring.org.

If I Had Known

Mary Carolyn Davies

If I had known what trouble you were bearing;
What griefs were in the silence of your face;
I would have been more gentle and more caring,
And tried to give you gladness for a space.
I would have brought more warmth into the place,
If I had known.

If I had known what thoughts despairing drew you;
(Why do we never try to understand?)
I would have lent a little friendship to you,
And slipped my hand within your hand,
And made your stay more pleasant in the land,
If I had known.

 

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I was devastated, as I am sure you were, to read about another shooting last night in California.  My prayers and healing thoughts go out to the families who lost loved ones.

One of the antonyms to despair is comfort; another is encouragement.  I hope this quote is one you find as comforting as I have.  Joseph Campbell instructs us to follow our bliss.  Bill Phillips, in his book Transformation, wrote an entire chapter about how finding our “why” is the keystone for everything we do.

What is your “why”?

May your heart find a way back to peace today.

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