In loving memory of Missy
born May 18, 1999 whose life
was too short, and passed into the
land of Bast April 6, 2006
Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet
goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water
and sunshine and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who
were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The
animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they each miss someone very special, someone who was left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks
into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; his eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying
over the green grass, faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling
together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved
head, and you look once more into those trusting eyes, so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross the Rainbow
You, who are the source of all power
Whose rays illuminate the whole world
Illuminate also my
So that it too can do your work.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!
Live the life you've imagined....
The most important muse of all is our own imagination
is an artist
The problem is how to remain
An artist once it grows up.
don't follow your inner guidance
You feel a loss of energy, loss of power,
A sense of spiritual deadness.
Learn to get in touch with the silence
Within yourself, and know that everything in this life
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.
~~~Gandalf to Frodo, Fellowship
of The Rings---J.R.R. Tolkien~~~
When things go wrong as they sometimes will
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill
care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don't quit.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.
And you never
can tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems afar
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit...
It's when things seem worst that you must not
FOLLOW YOUR DREAM
Follow your dream
Wherever it leads
dont' be distracted by less worthy needs...
Shelter it, nourish it, help it to grow
Let your heart hold it down deep where your dreams go.
Follow your dream, pursue it with haste
Life is too precious, too fleeting to waste....
faithful, be loyal, then all your life through your dream
that you follow will keep coming true.
~~~O Great Creator~~~
We are gathered together in your name
That we may be of greater service to
you and our fellows
We offer ourselves to you as instruments
We open ourselves to your creativity in our lives
surrender to you our old ideas
We welcome your new and more expansive ideas
We trust that you will lead us
that it is safe to follow you
We know that you created us and that creativity is your nature and our
that you infold into our lives
According to your plan, not our low self-esteem or low self-worth
Help us to believe
that it isn't too late, and that we are not too
small or too flawed to be healed by you and through each other and
Help us to love one another
To nurture each other's unfolding
To encourage each other's growth
each other's fears
Help us to know that we are not alone
That we are loved and lovable
Help us to create as an act
of worship to you
~~~~The Artist's Way~~~~
MY OWN ARTIST'S PRAYER
O, mighty beloved creator
I call upon you to fill me with your powers
I call upon you to fill me
with your creativity
I call upon you to bestow me with your wisdom, love and life
Fill me with your Divine plan you
have for me, for I know I am destined
I know with your help you will guide me to the fulfillment of all I
For in expressing my creativity, I am expressing your love, life and
Help me to be kinder to myself,
to take the time to nurture myself, to
appreciate myself better, and to express my creative endeavors more
me the strength to endure and to overcome all obstacles
Grant me the gift of being a winner in life--to bypass and breakthrough
and all negative conditions in my life
I know with your help I can do anything, be anything, achieve anything
my deepest desires of my heart
I thank you for hearing my dreams, desires, and hopes
And with your help, beloved creator
you will set me free!!
~~~~My Own Artist's Prayer~~~
Melanie ~~originally written June 1, 2003
Twenty-Four Things to Always Remember
& One Thing to Never Forget
1. Your presence is a present to the world
2. You're unique and one of a kind
3. Your life can be what you want it
4. Take the days just one at a time
5. Count your blessings, not your troubles
6. You'll make it through with
whatever comes along
7. Within you are so many answers
8. Understand, have courage, be strong
9. Don't put limits
10. So many dreams are waiting to be realized
11. Decisions are too important to leave to chance
Reach for your peak, your goal, your prize
13. Nothing wastes more energy than worrying
14. The longer one carries a
problem, the heavier
15. Don't take things too seriously
16. Live a life of serenity
17. Not a life of
18. Remember that a little love goes a long way
19. Remember that a lot goes for ever
20. Remember that friendship
is a wise investment
21. Life's treasures are people together
22. Realize that it's never too late. Do ordinary things
in an extraordinary way
23. Have health, hope and happiness
24. Take the time to wish upon a star
And don't ever
forget for even a day how very
special you are.
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