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To Bless the Space Between Us: John O'Donohue

Updated: Jan 9

For Friendship - John O'Donohue

May you be blessed with good friends,

and learn to be a good friend yourself,

Journeying to that place in your soul where

There is love, warmth, and feeling.

May this change you.

May it transfigure what is negative, distant,

Or cold within your heart.

May you be brought into real passion, kindness,

And belonging.

May you treasure your friends.

May you be good to them, be there for them

And receive all the challenges, truths, and light you need.

May you never be isolated but know the embrace of your Anam Cara.

Throughout my life, I have been fortunate to have a circle of loved ones whom I affectionately refer to as Anam Cara or Soul Friends. These cherished individuals have accompanied me on the intricate path of life, standing by my side during moments of joy and moments of adversity. Their unwavering support and empathy have given me love and understanding.

In 2019, when I faced my initial battle against Breast Cancer, my cousins Alma Nugent-Murray and Ron Nugent gave me a beautiful blanket. This heartfelt gift was crafted by my cousin Sheila Cormier, Caper Cuddles. Growing up immersed in Celtic customs, our shared experiences as family have fostered a deep connection built on love, empathy, and blessings.

In this current period, I have found solace in the companionship of another kindred spirit, Glynis Ross. Together, we have traveled the challenging path of my journey, as she shares poems from beloved authors. As I read these verses, I feel seen, understood, and comforted by her presence, especially during the trying moments of losing my granddaughter and facing a diagnosis of recurrent Stage IV breast cancer.

Today, I received a present from Glynis - a copy of John O'Donohue's To Bless the Space Between Us, a Book of Blessings. O'Donohue, is an Irish writer and educator famous for his best-selling book Anam Cara. As I continue on my journey, I extend my hopes that each of you may also cultivate friendships akin to Anam Caras, allowing you to receive the light you need and the knowledge that you are seen, understood, and loved.

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Always check in, love this and do love all of the blogs. You rock cuz. I love you❤️🦋

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Thank you for supporting me and I am happy you are enjoying my posts. 💕

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Oh my sweet cousin, you inspire me in all that you publish in your blog. I am learning my love and holing all this wisdom in my heart. My wish is for a cure, however positivity is also such a strong contender and you have that. Oh my dear cuz, hoe I love and wish nothing but the best for you.

i continue to wrap my body in the blanket you had sent to me to help me with my chronic pain. It does help me as I continue to have you close to my heart and as I wrap my body in this treasured blanket, I continue to think of how positive you are through all your endeavours yo…

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Love you too Alma. Although we have a lot of distance between us, it is only in miles. Forever in my thoughts and heart. My Anam Cara. 💕

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