One Life



One life is given to each

How many will use it to preach

A message of joy and beauty,

A story where to love is a duty?

We only have this day,

Use it well, I pray.

Plant some seeds;

Pull some weeds.

We only have this day,

To spread some hope if we may.

Tomorrow we cannot see

Today is where we must be

See what is there

Show a little care

Don’t hold goodness back

There is nothing that you lack

One life is given to each

May we use ours to teach

A message of joy and beauty

A story where love is a duty.

– Suzanne St Yves

Basilica of Loyola

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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