Monday, April 6, 2009

Prayers flags, snow, wind and sun



What a day!  Today I attended the 8th District Juvenile Court Child Welfare Summit.  With dwindling budgets and increased workloads our task is to determine how to provide and improve service delivery to children who have been abused and neglected, those who struggle with substance abuse issues and criminal charges, who live in and out of foster care.  On the positive side something good could happen in our community because there were 80 people registered who care about kids and want them to live in healthy and safe families.  Can we do it?  I hope so.

I came home, got online for stress management purposes and noticed it was time to post something for My World Tuesday.  I had hoped to get another entertaining dinosaur picture but guess what?  It didn't happen, maybe next week.

So, I walked out to my porch which faces north and took some late afternoon pictures of the prayer flags, snow and sun.  Prayer flags have Buddhist prayers printed on them and the wind sends those prayers out into the world.  When we were talking about them last night, my daughter's boyfriend said most aptly, "We need more flags." 

"May you be at peace, 
May your heart remain open,
May you awaken to the light of your own true nature,
May you be healed.

May you be a source of healing for all beings."

13 comments:

erin said...

what a inspirational post and i so like the prayer flags...they look beautiful on your porch.

have a good week.

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for sharing the prayer along with the image and story. Wonderful.

Janie said...

The prayer flags are pretty and colorful. Sure hope those messages are blowing the right way. This world could use some help! I think your daughter's boyfriend has the right idea. More flags...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh I love the idea of Prayer Flags. They are colorful and pretty hanging out there. Guess we all could use more prayers.

That is neat what you are doing for abused and neglected children. They all need our love and prayers too.

Thanks for a great post.
Hugs,
Betsy

Fish Whisperer said...

Thanks for the stop by. Your prayer flags are great and I enjoyed you images.
Cheers

Arija said...

I have simple peasant prayer flags outside my doof. My 15 year old granddaughter brought them back from West Bengal where they had helped to build a class room for Tibetan refugee children.
Yes, we do need so many more prayer flags.

Babooshka said...

This is a very poignant post.

Marites said...

I sure hope those prayers of yours be answered soonest.

Me and my puppies said...

You have brightened my day, thank you

Titania said...

A lovely gentle way to get a good message around. It is a nice peaceful picture, with the prayer flags and the sun letting the snow sparkle.

Femin Susan said...

I just would like to tell what Sandy carlson said
Thanks for sharing the prayer along with the image and story. Wonderful.
Keep posting.....

Elisabeth's bright side said...

I haven't heard about prayer flags before. Yes it should be more of them and so lovely a thought to blow the prayers of peace and good health all over the world with the wind.
Thanks for sharing!

Barb said...

Thank you for the prayers and the sight of the flags flapping in the breeze.