Friday, September 02, 2016

Don't Let Your Halo Pinch Your Ears

It's easy this week with all that's happened, with all the kudos and praise and 'likes' for the book, with the first flurry of pre-orders, to get caught up in the whirlwind...

But as I crawl into bed with my cuppa and my book this Friday evening, a Sabbath eve for my Jewish friends and family, I too need to pause, as my mentor Bonnie suggested, and as Tim McGraw reminded me...and now, Carrie Newcomer...




Three Feet or So
When I'm weary lost or sad, Overwhelmed or just fed up, I say grace for what I have. And most the time that is enough.
We are body, skin and bones, We're all the loss we've every known, What is gone is always near, We're all the love that brought us here.
Chorus: And the things that have saved us Are still here to save us. Its not out there somewhere Its right here, its right here.
If I start by being kind, Love usually follows right behind. It nods its head and softly hums Saying "Honey that's the way it’s done."
We don't have to search for love, Wring our handsand wring our hearts, All we have to do is know The love will find us in the dark
Chorus: And the things that have saved us Are still here to save us. Its not out there somewhere Its right here, its right here. 
I can't change the whole world. But I can change the world I know, What's within three feet or so.
We are body, skin and bones, We're all the love we've every known, When I don’t know what is right, I hold it up into the Light.
I hold it up into the Light.
I hold it up into the Light.

--  Words and lyrics by Carrie Newcomer - 2016 


Or as my mother would have said, "Don't let your halo pinch your ears."  :-)


Love you, Mom!

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

A loving, heartfelt memorial ... completed. Your family will treasure this for years to come. Handwork helps us in so many ways. Well done.

Linda A. Miller said...

Well put, Margaret! Your persistence and efforts have created a remarkable legacy.

Lesley Turner said...

Congratulations Margaret. To write a book is such a stupendous achievement. I look forward to reading it.

elle said...

awe. I think your halo might tip a bit but I doubt it'll get tight.
Just receive the blessings and carry on!

Jo Ferguson said...

Congrats on the book and I love your mom's saying.