Sunday, March 02, 2014

Peace Within

Earlier this week, I came across a lovely collection of poetry during a visit to the local library. It's entitled She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poetry, as selected by Caroline Kennedy.

"Inspired by (Caroline Kennedy's) own reflections on more than fifty years of life as a young girl, a woman, a wife, and a mother, She Walks in Beauty draws on poetry's eloquent wisdom to ponder the many joys and challenges of being a woman." ~ Amazon Book Description

I probably don't have to tell you, but I'm already yearning to have this beautiful book as part of my own collection of bedside reading. (Mmm.... that might have to go on my wish list for an upcoming birthday.)

Especially drawn to one poem written by St. Teresa of Avila (which I also found online here), I share it with you below as a little gift from my heart to yours as we start a new month and a new week.

“May today there be peace within.

May you trust God
that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget
the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

May you use those gifts that you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be content
knowing you are a child of God.

Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom
to sing, dance, praise and love.

It is there for each and every one of us.” 

With a gentle kiss atop thy head,


  1. Beautiful and timely!

    Sending a hug --- matty

  2. That is a lovely poem!

  3. That poem is not only lovely, it speaks to my heart. I'll be copying this into my journal. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a wonderful week, Brenda.

  4. What a beautiful poem. It really speaks to my heart too, especially about trusting that I am exactly where I am meant to be.

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  6. Thank you, Brenda. That's lovely.
    Happy start to a brand new week.
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  7. The poem is just what I needed to read today, Brenda. How timely! :) Hope your day is beautiful!


  8. Thank you for the book tip! I'll check to see if my library has it.