To Bless the Space Between Us

That is the title of the latest book I am reading To Bless the Space Between Us by John Donohue, which is a book of Celtic Blessings. With this collection of blessings and his discussion I see how anyone can be a blessing to me and how I in turn can bless anyone.    🙂

It might be summed up in 3 lines from his printed “House Blessing:”

“May you have the eyes to see

That no visitor arrives without a gift

And no guest leaves without a blessing.”

~John Donohue

And thus I leave in the morning to the airport with my driver Cristian who’s positive spirit always blesses me and I end up later in the morning at one of the most welcoming and relaxing of all hotels in Costa Rica,  Hotel Banana Azul, Puerto Viejo.

After a delicious breakfast on their patio watching birds, I will walk down the beach to central Puerto Viejo  (I always arrive too early for my room to be ready, so I leave my bags and do my first photo-walk).    🙂    Yes, this is an annual pilgrimage for me – always full of blessings!

In this quaint little Caribbean town I will walk, greet people, and discover new beauty every few meters, to behold and photograph both as art and pura vida people blessing me! I hope in my first walk to find focus on this year’s set of Caribe photos and the photo book to follow, as I record the beauty of the “graciousness of the destination,” inspired by another John Donohue quote shared last week:

“When the destination becomes gracious, the journey becomes an adventure of beauty.”

-John O’Donohue


People Who Blessed Me Last Year

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May I accept each of their blessings and may I bless them!

Join me on my journey as I blog blessings daily from Puerto Viejo.

¡Pura Vida!

One Reply to “To Bless the Space Between Us”

  1. I really enjoyed this post, photographs and the John Donohue quote! Thank you for the blessing you are to myself and others!

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