Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year celebration, ends today at sunset.
When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
When I let go of what I have,
I receive what I need.
~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
The Pettiness Prayer is in the public domain, and is used in many 12 step programs
Keep us, oh God, from pettiness.
Let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.
Let us be done with fault finding & leave off self-seeking.
May we put away all pettiness & meet each other face to face,
without self-pity & without prejudice.
May we always be patient,
never hasty in judgement & always tolerant.
Teach us to put into action our better impulses,
straightforward & unafraid.
Let us take time for all things; make us calm, serene & gentle.
Grant that we may realize it is the little things
in life that create differences,
That in the big things of life we are as one and
may we strive to touch and to know the great common heart of us all.
And oh God, let us not forget to be kind.
(Source: Recovery Prayers at The Spiral Goddess)
This Week’s Affirmation:
“This moment is my life. I am living my life now.”
(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)