St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) was a Spanish mystic. As a young adult she moved into a monastery. While there, she developed an illness that left her legs paralyzed for three years. It was during this time that she had her first vision of “the sorely wounded Christ.” This experience would change her life. She went on to write many meditations and prayers. This is one of them:
May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content knowing you are a child of God. Let this presence settle into our bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of you.