All At Once


I was introduced to Laurie by Yvonne over at Misifusa’s Blog. And, what I treat it has been. I feel I’ve found a kindred spirit. This beautiful poem “All at Once” spoke to me. A beautiful acknowledgement of the AND that always there inside of us and available to us. Thank you, Laurie.

Laurie's Gentle Healing Notes

Listen with your heart

for a moment,

and I will tell you a story

of being lost and

broken and in darkness –

and of being held

and found and seen.

And I will tell you

that both are reflections

of what is true

and what is not quite true —

of who we are

and who we’re not.

You see, I found

we’re all a little broken

and a little whole

all at once.

And so I learned

to hold all that appears —

here, in this quiet,

wordless place —

 where I found

the sweetest kind of peace.

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About Vicki Flaherty

I feel most alive when I am creating, whether through my writing and poetry, gardening and photography, or simply living my life each day. Running and yoga enrich my being. Travel opens me to new possibilities and greater awareness. I am happiest when I’m with my husband Jim. I share my gratitude for all the gifts in my life on my This Abundantly Delicious Life blog. I find a special joy in helping people succeed. I’ve done something valuable when I’ve helped a colleague or friend see their brilliance and express their full potential. I have awesome opportunities to do this as an industrial/organizational psychologist through leadership, mentoring, coaching, career and other talent programs. I try to encourage Leading with Intention at my blog of this name. As a breast cancer survivor, I found comfort and hope in writing. Poetry flowed through me like a river of healing during my diagnosis and treatment, which I share on my Mostly My Heart Sings blog, that I might offer encouragement and a place of grace and heart for those seeking comfort and hope along their journey.

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