Saturday, December 3, 2011

For Connie

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to cheer you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray, Heaven to hear you.
                                                                                                                     -- Irish Blessing

Words starting with "c" captured my attention on my walk this morning. Have you ever stopped to consider how many sunny, uplifting and supportive words are crafted with the third letter of the alphabet?

Care
Caring
Compassion
Calm
Concern
Compliment
Comfort
Cheer
Cozy
Comfy
Cuddle
Chuckle
Celebration
Children
Curiosity
Creativity
Commitment
Cake
Cookies
Candy
Chocolate
Coffee
Captivate
Cooperate
Cherish
Courage
Comforter
Christ

These thoughts surfaced following news the other day from my dear friend and writers' group critique buddy, Connie, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Certainly one of the ugliest, if not most ugliest, c-words ever. If only we could strike that one from our vocabulary.

And so, for Connie and others who may have received not-so-welcome news of late, please know our prayers are with you. May sunbeams warm you, laughter cheer you, and the God of all mercy, grace and comfort be with you.
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7 comments:

  1. Beautiful 'C' words, beautiful post. My thoughts and prayers will also be with Connie.

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  2. Thanks so much, Kimberly. I know Connie will appreciate those prayers :-)

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  3. Beautiful, beautiful post. I said a prayer for Connie. But I also love the love you hold for her. We are held up by our friends, there's no doubt about that, if we allow them to.

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  4. Wonderfully sweet and comforting, Kendra. Will pray for Connie.

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  5. Wonderful C words.Praying for Connie.

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  6. Love this...great blog.

    NEW FOLLOWER

    Elizabeth

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  7. I'll add a prayer, too. Another good friend of mine has a "best friend" who is recovering from breast cancer. All looks good for her, and we'll wish the same for Connie. Miracles do happen!

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