Yesterday, Easter Sunday, my good friend who happens to be our neighbor, invited my family over to join in a Polish Blessing that has been a tradition in her family her whole life.
She had a lovely gathering of folks celebrating the day for Easter dinner and before the meal we all participated in a tradition that was new to all of us.
Each person is given a plate of hard boiled egg and kielbasa and we all take turns exchanging individual blessings of health and happiness to those gathered. We made our way to each other offering blessed word with our egg and meat.
May your year be blessed with health and happiness, is how we started each blessing. Then you added your own prayer for the other. By the time we were finished not only had I been given nearly a dozen blessings, I had been the receiver of a boat load of blessings. My days ahead were paved with blessings. I received the gift of being touched my another’s heartfelt good intentions and I was bathed in love, light and rebirth.
We don’t always have to have a plate of egg and meat and formal words to bless another. We can pass a stranger, be with a friend, share words with a loved one and those words, even silent ones, can bless the other. Be an offfering of light for their journey ahead.
Jenny Gwinn McGlothern is a Certified Transformational Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. You can find her on FaceBook, http://www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit her website: http://www.mamaneedsarefill.com