God, what would you have me say and do today?

God, what would you have me say and do today?
Be a poet of the day…
Be aware, on a grand scale,
of what you say and do.
From a higher,divine perspective
see how your actions and reactions
create a living poem about life today
that recites in the depths of your being
and echoes throughout all your affairs.
Let your lyric be beauty,love,
kindness,and generosity.
Be mindful of the stanzas you fashion
with your movements,
and the feelings you engender with your tone of voice.
Be inspired by recognizing
divine essence in all things.
Let the magnificence of nature,
the wonder of creation, and the uniqueness of every being
sink in and touch your spirit.
Craft your poem
with grace, compassion, and joy.
Let it shine in your soul.
Inspire angels.
Evening Reflection
I attended an awards ceremony today at a private school and, as the new face in this small community, met many people I didn’t know. I re-read today’s guidance just before immersing in the handshakes and polite-isms of the gathering. I was aware of being somewhat self-conscious. But I was also aware of seeing (or at least looking for) divine essence in everyone I met. The awkwardness I felt lessened as I focused more on the presence of divinity.
Later in the day, I attended an evening concert at a local high school. During the performance, several young boys kept kicking my seat and talking. Finally, I turned and said something to them. I don’t know how poetically it came out, but I do know that remembering the guidance helped me be as nice as I could be in those irritating moments. They stopped kicking my seat but kept talking. I ended up moving to keep my own peace, which may have been the most poetic stanza of the day!
How did you do?
From Power for Life: Inspirational for Daily Living
David Preston Sharp
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