Thoughts for the new year

I have been aware during this past year that the words ‘Interconnectedness and mindfulness’ have become fashionable buzz words.    For me their significance is immense and I hope to be mindful of their real meaning as I move into the new calendar year. 

The following poem was brought to my attention by Jane Lukas.    I met Jane in 1973.   She became my surrogate Mother and wonderful friend – one whose influence and guidance is with me every day.    Although Jane has left this earthly realm, she is always with me. 

‘The man whispered, ‘God speak to me’,  and a meadowlark sang.  

 But the man did not hear.

So the man yelled ‘God, speak to me’,  and the thunder and lightening rolled across the sky. 

But the man did not listen. 

The man looked around and said ‘God, let me see you’,   and a star shone brightly. 

But the man did not see. 

Then the man shouted, ‘God, show me a miracle’,   and a new life was born.

But the man did not notice.

So the man cried out in despair.

‘Touch me God, and let me know you are here’

Whereupon, God reached down and touched the man,

But the man brushed the butterfly away, and walked on…………



My hope is that as I move through this new year I am mindful of each and every precious moment.

I wish everyone a year full of creativity, peace and joy.

Elephants and hummingbirds are a source of wisdom, beauty and good fortune.



A Bientôt





10 thoughts on “Thoughts for the new year

  1. snowbird

    Oh….I loved this. What a beautiful poem and how very true, people often look but fail to see. I loved your painting here, especially the magical hummingbirds and that little transparent

  2. gini

    Oh my Oh my.. I have read this poem before. many times I believe. It touched my very soul. It touches my very soul still.
    What a lovely posting. Mindfulness takes practice.. and you certainly know about practice.. (smile) I ab SOUL utely love the painting with the tiny butterfly.. Is this a new one? Elephants are a favorite of mine too.. WINK… Love to you dearest friend.. and Happy New Year. but of course!!! xx

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Once again we have much in common….this poem is one of my all time favourites and is extra special because Jane introduced me to it:) The painting is a detail from a very large mural I painted about 23 years ago. It worked well with the poem. Wishing you and the family a wonderful New Year….We will have much fun:)xxx


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