Several years ago, as I was preparing for a roadtrip up to Boston, I heard a wonderful piece on NPR about John O’Donohue. O’Donohue, who died suddenly a few years ago, was a noted poet, author, priest, philosopher, who popularized many aspects of Celtic spirituality. Hi book To Bless the Space Between Us is a sweet little volume that one can refer to time and again, for perfect words for many of life’s occasions and passages, be they happy or sad. The blessing below underscores the divinity of our work–whatever that may be.
May the light of your soul bless your work
with love and warmth of heart.
May you see in what you do the beauty of your soul.
May the sacredness of your work bring light and
to whose who work with you
and to those who see and receive your work.
May your work never exhaust you.
May it release wellsprings of refreshment,
inspiration and excitement.
May you never become lost in bland absences.
May the day never burden.
May dawn find hope in your heart,
approaching your new day with dreams,
possibilities and promises.
May evening find you gracious and fulfilled.
May you go into the night blessed,
sheltered, and protected.
And may your soul calm, console, and renew you.