I am not alone. There is a Love holding me.

May I move gently through this cloudy, murky, gray day.
May I remember that this is just one day,
and that showing up is at least half of what is asked of me.
May I set aside my underlying anxiety that I will not get to everything
and put my trust and faith onto the riverbank of human community — we are working together.
I am not alone. There is a Love holding me that is unconcerned with my day's to-do list and more concerned with my spirit's survival, even its thriving, in this beautiful, challenging world. May we all remember that 'Rome wasn't built in a day,' that our efforts are part of an ongoing stream of efforts, of lives being lived beside one another, shoring up this world.
May what little I do today be for the greater good.
May I be gentle with others today as I long for others to be gentle with me.
May it be so.

The phrase "there is a love holding me" comes from a meditation by the Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker, and was later woven into a song by UU musician Beth Norton. We thank both of them for granting that song to WorshipWeb.

Small green shoots emerge from the snow.
An open hand stretches out, the word "breathe" written or tattooed on the wrist