Soul guides our work. At Larkin Painting, we talk about how taking care of your environment supports care of soul. But soul also supports and guides us in our daily lives and in the work that we do. We are craftspeople. We delight in transforming homes, in bringing out the character and unique qualities of hand-carved trim and scrollwork. We are proud that our work and our approach to our work affects our customers’ lives in remarkable ways. Our craftwork helps our customers live more comfortably. What we do brings more beauty into their surroundings. This result is a soul blessing, a soul moment for us and for them. I hope that you too can follow your heart in work that you do. Below is a blessing for work written by the poet John O’Donohue.
May the light of your soul guide you.
May the light of your soul bless the work
You do with the secret love and warmth of your heart.
May you see in what you do the beauty of your own soul.
May the sacredness of your work bring healing, light and renewal to those
Who work with you and to those who see and receive your work.
May your work never weary you.
May it release within you wellsprings of refreshment, inspiration and excitement.
May you be present in what you do.
May you never become lost in the bland absences.
May the day never burden you.
May dawn find you awake and alert, approaching your new day with dreams,
Possibilities and promises.
May evening find you gracious and fulfilled.
May you go into the night blessed, sheltered and protected.
May your soul calm, console and renew you.