All Souls Day


Calling all angels! Today is a day to remember our beloved who have gone before us. Names of those I still miss daily rise in my memory and embrace my heart. I am changed forever by the gifts they have given me, by the love they bestowed upon me and by the legacies their lives have left.

I took a walk this glorious afternoon, finding God everywhere in Light that set leaves and fruit afire. Leo Buscaglia wrote a wonderful little book, Freddie the Leaf, many years ago, about letting go, death, and change.  Watching leaves flutter to the ground today, while some still clung to the branches, reminded me of that story.  The people that were once such an integral part of my life may be gone but I still feel their presence in my life. The relationship has changed.  Who they were can still guide and comfort me. I am grateful for that.


I found this white leaf on the ground today. Earlier I had found a white feather on my sleeve. Part of me smiles, knowing that my angels are with me this day, walking me through the residue of sadness, comforting me in my memories.



About sstyves

A Canadian prairie girl rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I seek God in all things. Whether I catch a glimpse of the Divine and delight in its presence in nature or in the beauty of an encounter with someone, I am ever so grateful that I can recognize the Creator. I greet each new day with hope and happiness, expecting blessings and miracles because I am created to praise, love and serve God. This blog is one way of realizing that through my writings, prayers, and photography. To God be the Glory!
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