Oh source of all beauty

May we see the beauty in the humble and unexpected: 
the patient spider and the wayside flower, 
the daisy and the buttercup; 
the wheeling of silver birds against a leaden sky. 
May we manifest the sacred art of love 
in all our words and deeds, 
and to forgive ourselves and begin again when we fail. 
May we tread gently on the Earth 
who is our holy Mother 
and protect her from harm. 
May we honour the sacred in the everyday: 
a smile, a look, a word; a simple act of kindness; 
a meal shared, or help with mending. 

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