Today I Saw Love

Sari loving her baby brother (2)

Today I saw love

In all its many forms

Love of a wife for her husband, now gone;

Love of daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters for their mother, grandmother and great-grandmother preparing to bid her “Good-bye, until we meet again on the other side . . .”

Love of a dog for his master,

Love of a grandson for his grandfather,

Love of a caregiver for the one to whom she tends.

There were happy tears.

There were sad tears.

In every teardrop there was love,

A love that only the salt in their tears could express.

May each and every one feel blessed

For they learned the most important lesson of this life journey

How to give and take love,

How to know both happy and sad tears

How to live with that love

In good times and in bad

In happy and in sad

For love is the bread of life,

The yolk of all that is, was and ever will be.

May you have the strength to risk loving and losing

So that in the end you will have known and sown love.

By Chaplain Tamar

11.29.17

 

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When You Have Everything

APTOPIX California Wildfires

When you have everything,

Yet you feel that you have nothing,

Attend a Natural Disasters Loss Support Group

or

Read this link about the 65 million refugees

That the world and news outlets conveniently ignore

then

Ask yourself

Not what you have

But what you can do

To help others.

Chaplain Tammy

11.10.17

 

Prayer for the New Year

Priestly Blessing

May you find the courage to apologize to those you may have hurt with words or deeds.

May you find the courage to apologize to God for mistakes you may have made either intentionally or unintentionally

May you be imbued with the wisdom to understand why you made those mistakes

And may you find the strength to utilize that understanding in order to

Learn how to never repeat those same mistakes again.

                                                                                                              Amen

                                                                                                              September 28, 2017

                                                                                                              8 Tishrei 5778

                                                                                                              Chaplain Tamar

 

 

 

 

Prayer for Strength After Loss

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Heavenly Creator,

Please send strength, healing, love and light to (____________), who is grieving the loss of his/her/my/our loved one.

Help him/her/me/us awaken every morning remembering

All the good times and all the loving moments

(S)he/I/we had the opportunity to share with (______________), who now resides with You in Your Heavenly abode.

And help him/her/me/us find strength, solace and healing in each blessed memory.

For listening to his/her/my/our prayer and helping (__________________) get through these difficult days, I/we thank you with all my/our heart and soul.

Amen.

Chaplain Tamar

7.16.17

The Grief Gratitude Prayer

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Dear God,

Thank you for the time You gave me with <LOVED ONE’S NAME>.

I always knew how lucky I was to have had the opportunity to share my life with <LOVED ONE’S NAME>.

But with him/her residing with You in the heavens, nearly every day something seems to remind me of  <LOVED ONE’S NAME>.

And every time I begin to get that melancholy feeling,

When I turn to You in prayer,

You help the pain go away

And turn the tables on my heart

By opening my eyes to the blessing of each memory, and each moment I had with <LOVED ONE’S NAME>.

Thank You, God, for  every memory,

Every feeling,

Every prayer,

Every turned heart table.

You are the Memory Maker, the Healer, the Creator of all Blessings,

For all these blessings, and every other blessing of which I am unaware,

I thank you now until the end of time.

Chaplain Tamar

6.10.17

“I Could Feel It”

Holding hands in prayer

My patient had dementia

 

But never forgot God;

When we held hands to pray,

Our hands quietly and gently electrocuted one another.

When we had finished our prayer,

My patient responded in deep compose, eyes shut, “I felt it.”

Not knowing what had just happened, I looked at my patient and responded in amazement, “God is amazing.”

Thank you, God, for giving my patient and myself that incredible gift!

Chaplain Tamar

5.24.17

 

Hide & Seek

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Dear Creator of All That Was, Is, and Ever Will Be,

Every day we see how so many have turned away from You,

Ignoring every one of Your sunrises and sunsets,

Ignoring the importance of every bird, bug and bee that You’ve gifted us with,

Ignoring Your blessings both knowable and unknowable,

As if You and all Your blessings are hidden.

Dear God, we ask that You open the heart and soul of every human being who has turned away from You,

Help them seek and find You

And Your many blessings,

So they may discover Your love, light and healing,

And the holiness of all life,

Such that humanity seeks and finds only peace with one another,

With every bird, bug and bee,

And within every sunrise and sunset.

With humble grace and thanks in our hearts, we thank You;

And together we say:

Amen.

Chaplain Tamar

5.22.17