A benediction for fools. For those of us who know we haven’t got it all together, who are messy and unfinished.
May we meet the day with innocent expectation,
not cynical or world weary or jaded.
Let childlike curiosity mark our moments.
May we be brave enough to admit we don’t know the answer,
and wise enough to ask for help.
Let us be relieved of the burden of certainty.
May we be happy not to have the last word, the last laugh.
Apart from at our selves.
Let us not take ourselves so seriously.
May we be fools for love, for beauty
and laughter ever on our lips.
Let the possibility of joy be around every corner.