Today's Goddess:  Drol-ma

Themes: Kindness; Overcoming; Charity; Change

Symbol: Any act of kindness.

 About Drol-ma: This Nepalese Goddess's name means "deliverer".  So it is that Drol-ma visits us with compassion and transformative power, turning sadness into joy, poverty into wealth, and despair into hope.

 To Do Today: On this day in 1910, the inspiring Mother Teresa was born.  She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her charitable works.  To remember her and honour the spirit of Drol-ma that her life reflected so powerfully, do something nice for people today. Pick up a friend who normally has to take the bus, shop for someone who can't get out,

babysit for a flustered mother, give a few bucks to a food bank, donate blood to the Red Cross, volunteer your time at a youth centre. Drol-ma lives in all these selfless acts.

To help recognize an opportunity for kindness or charity, pray to Drol-ma before leaving the house today, using words like these:

Great Deliverer, she whose heart knows no limits,

renew in me the spirit of benevolence that seeks

not after its own reward but does good for good's

sake.  The world is a much lovelier place when

your kindness flows through our hearts, reaching

out to those in need.  Take my hand, and guide my

way.  Let it begin today.  Amen.

By Patricia Telesco ~ From "365 Goddess" and GrannyMoon's Morning Feast