Sunday, February 24, 2013

A Blessing

Hello friends, soon I shall be announcing a giveaway but not just quite yet. This week is a busy week of appointments, tax filings and errands and then I can get to the giveaway details. In the meantime, I wanted to share with you this wonderful South African blessing I came across on line here

South African Blessing*

Walk tall, walk well, walk safe, walk free
And may harm never come to thee.

Walk wise, walk good, walk proud, walk true
And may the sun always smile on you.

Walk prayer, walk hope, walk faith, walk light
And may peace always guide you right.

Walk joy, walk brave, walk love, walk strong
And may life always give you song.

*Author, Patricia Schonstein.


EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely words! Life does give me a song: sometimes sad but mostly joyous. :)

Joyful said...

Thank you, Camera Girl. Life is indeed made up of both sad and joyful songs. I hope your week brings you lots to sing about. xx

Pat said...

Beautiful Poem, Penny, along with 2 beautiful photos. The 16 "walks" remind me of this saying: "Your walk talks and your talk talks, but your walk talks louder than your talk talks."

africanaussie said...

Oh I loved the words to that poem, thank you for sharing.

Susan said...

Wow, that was a beautiful poem. Really lovely. Thank you so much for sharing.

Also, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting, too. Susan

joy said...

What a nice poem to start in the.morning. have.a nice week:)

Joyful said...

He he, and I understand it ;-) It's so true. x

Joyful said...

Thank you so much for visiting. Have a great week. x

Joyful said...

Nice to see you, Susan. I'm glad you liked the poem. x

Joyful said...

Thank you for your visit, Joy. It is a nice poem so I'm happy it started your day off right. xx

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful blessing! Thankyou for sharing :)

Regina said...




issatchieu said...

Walk in the grace of God! What a beautiful sight of the garden. Will hope to visit south africa soon.
Hope ure doing well too.

Diane said...

Beautiful words. Have a great day Diane

Rosemary said...

I love this blessing, would make a nice poem to tell yourself over and over again.

Denise said...

Beautiful blessing.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful!

Farida said...

Beautiful blessing indeed, Ms Joyful. It may sound simple but the message profound and touching.

I appreciate your visit to my blog and thank you for taking time to leave a valuable comment ♥

Jan said...

Thank you for the blessing and that flower! So amazing! Sending the blessing back to you Penny. x
I am sorry I have not been around much but hope to catch up with all your posts soon. Thank you as always for your visits to see me on my blog. xx

Vores have said...

Beautiful words. Wish you a good day Joyful :) Hugs Hanne Bente

Cindy said...

Beautiful words! I love the photo of the flower, too.

My Castle in Spain said...

« may life always give you song » love that !!
wishing you a good week... xo

clairz said...

What a peaceful blessing. The feeling it gives reminds me of the Navajo Beauty Way Ceremony words, which go:

In beauty may I walk
All day long may I walk
Through the returning seasons may I walk
Beautifully I will possess again
Beautifully birds
Beautifully joyful birds
On the trail marked with pollen may I walk
With grasshoppers about my feet may I walk
With dew about my feet may I walk
With beauty may I walk
With beauty before me may I walk
With beauty behind me may I walk
With beauty above me may I walk
With beauty all around me may I walk
In old age, wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, may I walk
In old age, wandering on a trail of beauty, living again, may I walk
It is finished in beauty
It is finished in beauty

Joyful said...

Clair, I have heard/read part of this Navajo Beauty Way poem before and absolutely loved it. This is the first time I've read the entire thing. It is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with me.

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