Saturday, April 9, 2011
For Saturday, April 9th, 2011
Dust if you must, but wouldn't it be better,
To paint a picture or write a letter,
Bake a cake or plant a seed,
Ponder the difference between want and need?
Dust if you must, but there's not much time,
With rivers to swim and mountains to climb,
Music to hear and books to read,
Friends to cherish and life to lead.
Dust if you must, but the world's out there
With the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair,
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain.
This day will not come 'round again.
Dust if you must, but bear in mind,
Old age will come and it's not always kind.
And when you go and go you must,
You, yourself, will make more dust.
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup shortening
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon almond extract
Shape into balls using a tablespoon of dough for each cookie. Place onto an ungreased baking sheet and make a depression in the middle of each cookie. Garnish with a piece of blanched almond.
There are so many things we take for granted. May we not ignore them today.
Just for today, help us, God, to remember that our life is a gift, that our health is a blessing, that this new day is filled with awesome potential, that we have the capacity to bring something wholly new and unique and good into this world.
Just for today, help us, God, to remember to be kind and patient to the people who love us, and to those who work with us too. Teach us to see all the beauty that we so often ignore, and to listen to the silent longing of our own soul.
Just for today, help us, God, to remember You.
Let this be a good day, God, full of joy and love.
A bit of love from someone near…