Today is Parinirvana, or Nirvana Day, for most Buddhists. For Hindus, today is the festival of Vasant Panchami, honoring the Goddess Saraswati. Today is also the start of the Mid-Winter Ceremonies for the tribes of the Iroquois Nation.
Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.
~ Garrison Keillor, Leaving Home
As soon as you wake up in the morning, see your palm and recite:
Lakshmi lives in the tip of my palm,
Saraswathi lives in its middle,
And Gowri lives at its base,
So I see my palm in the early morning.
(Hindu child’s morning prayer; Source: Raja Thatha’s Corner)
This Week’s Affirmation:
“Every atom of my being is resonating with joy and happiness now.”
(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)