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A FAMILY BLESSING

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It is tradition in their family…going back centuries it is said…when a bay’s born the oldest member lays a hand upon its head… Everyone in attendance bows respectfully…some may wipe away a tear…for they’re about to hear this blessing that’s been handed down throughout the years: From the moment you are born…the moment when your life starts…may love and hope and kindness fill your soul and touch your heart. May you be accepting of the world around you…may you treat everyone the same…may your life be filled with magic…until the owl calls out your name. May you understand how everyone is family…how all lives are intertwined…may your light be so luminous and bright…it helps everyone to shine. May you live in a world with no wars…where everyone is free…where people work together for peace and harmony. May you live in a world where thank you is understood but need not be declared…a world where everything belongs to everyone…a world where everything is shared. May you understand the importance of nature in all you say and do…for without the trees…the animals…the water…there would be no me…and there would be no you. This blessing we send to you this day…as your life’s about to start…with the hope these words find their way into your soul…and dwell within your heart,. And may you be blessed to turn these words into actions…so those who know you will one day happily exclaim… you lived a kind and thoughtful and generous life from the time you were born… until the owl called out your name.

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