From Darkness Into Light

frozen keysOn this darkest day of the year,

may those in pain find moments of relief,

may those fleeing harm find safe refuge,

may those who are alone feel the company of strangers,

may those without enough find generosity, kindness and justice,

may those who are sick find moments of peace,

may those who are tired find deep rest,

may those who are afraid of failing find the courage to be good enough,

may those feeling cold feel the warmth of each breath,

may those making merry raise a glass to those who aren't,

may those who have died feel the love of those still living,

may those being born find loving arms to hold them,

may those who are lost feel peace in not knowing,

may this darkest day connect us to what we love most and help us to open our hearts to welcome back the light.