One Leaf – A Reflection

One Leaf is a poem consisting of three stanzas with four lines each found on page 90 of Ilia Kramarik’s book of art and prose titled The Future Never Gives Up…In One Leaf Ilia writes…”But survival is battle. And one leaf still clings to the branch.” – I left out parts of this poem to encourage my readers to purchase your own copy of The Future Never Gives Up…I have a story that I hope warms the hearts of my readers…This is a story about God and God’s love for us his creatures…Whether God is a tree that you hug that has leaves on it or God is a Allah, or God or The Great I Am or Budda whatever God means to you even if God is your Question Mark or if God is a ridiculous notion no matter what God means to you even if in your world God does not exist. I share this story because it warms my heart. There are times I am convinced that God hates us and that God has forgotten us that God is indifferent to the plight of his creatures…Most recently I tried to make a modest purchase of food with my bank card…I checked first to ensure the funds were there…Yup my balance was fine but for some reason my bank card declined…Thinking nothing of this decline except that I was out of town so it was likely a fraud decline…A safety measure on the part of my bank to prevent fraud…I was getting ready to walk away when a lovely couple who happened to be black with big hearts stepped up and paid for my food order…I was gobsmacked and humbled by their kindness…I wonder was it karma good karma that is…After all I have given out free bus passes and I have also paid for others when they were short…One day when I needed to get ahead in line obliging a customer to wait I gave that man five dollars to thank him so that he could put that towards his order my gesture was well received…I do random acts of kindness as often as possible…So I wonder was this simply good karma? Perhaps but God spoke to my heart today and reminded me of the following mystical experience I had that day…Upon entering the store I had a feeling a premonition that my bank card might decline though I knew the money was there…God let me know that no matter what I would walk away with my food purchase that a miracle would take place because God has my back…When God has your back then you are indestructible…I share this because when my card declined that kind couple seemed to appear out of no where like angels sent from above…I trust that couple will be abundantly blessed for their kindness…Race has nothing to do with beautiful kind hearts that was found in that lovely couple that day a black couple who paid for a lowly white Irish woman’s food…I was moved and humbled by their act of kindness…I dedicate this post to our fine black communities and I tell you that God has always had our backs your backs and my back the backs of the Irish…Though it may seem that God forgets us God never ceases to remind us he is always with us when we seek his face in humility…I am but one small leaf that clings to the branch of the tree of life of the God of life I am small not much at all but though it all God has my back…Just as God has your back when you seek his face…Please join me in a moment of silent praise and thanksgiving for God’s grace in our lives even if that grace is a tree that we hug…

A moment of silent praise and thanksgiving

…………Namaste…………

When I think of praising God the Book of Daniel comes to mind…Enjoy the whole book of Daniel…

The Entire Book of Daniel

This canticle of praise also comes to mind inspired by the three children found in the book of Daniel…

…This Canticle of Praise comes to mind…

Azarias an angel of God comes to mind when I think to praise God…

…Praising God’s Angels is always nice

Guardian Angel Praises also comes to mind…

…It is wise to thank God’s holy angels especially our Guardian Angels…

Angelic prayers of praise is always nice…

…Angelic Songs…

Angelic Songs playlist…

Angelic Songs