My preconceived notion about Apaches is limited to American history classes and popular media where they were often referred to as savage warriors. This reputation spread to Europe with the result that in France, the word “apache” refers to an outlaw.
Finding an Apache blessing posted on a friend’s refrigerator offered a balance to my view of them as only a vicious people. Of course, if I were defending my family and my way of life, I would be warlike also!
“May the sun bring you energy by day.
May the moon restore you by night.
May the rain wash away your worries.
May the breeze blow new strength into your being.
May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.”
In Portland we have had enough rain to wash away worries for years to come! Still, no flooding and no severe cold. I will count my blessings.
My daughter-in-law’s hair is growing back. She is now drinking coffee. She goes today for a checkup on the status of her cancer. A Special Hell
My dog Ginny was ill recently. Her illness scared me and reminded me of how much I enjoy and depend on my sweet companion. She is recovered and back to her sassy ways. A New Life for Ginny
In the midst of anguish, work and worry, I find beauty and blessings all around me.
Blessings to all of us as we walk through this life.