Ingrid Goff Maidoff - Tending Joy

Love is a treasure, yet nothing to possess. Love is a way, a way of being in the world. ~Ingrid Goff-Maidoff, Eternal Song

Blessings for the path of love

by Ingrid Goff-Maidoff
from the gift-book, Eternal Song

May you prosper
with the seasons.
May you be each
the sun, the rain,
the root, the flower,
the birds that sing
in the orchard branches
every spring.
May you be each
the fragrance, the nectar,
the promise of summer,
the sweet fruits of autumn,
and the still hope of winter.
May you prosper,
May you grow,
May your roots go deep,
and your branches reach the sky.


Do good things for each other ~
small kindnesses every day.
Be a comfort to each other ~
a calm shore for turbulent times.

Be good friends to each other ~
remain compassionate and tender.
Lend a thoughtful ear, a gentle shoulder,
an open heart, and a strong hand.

And do good things for each other.


Keep the wisdom of trust between you~
Pass is back and forth
Like the honey of a kiss.


Learn to Listen:
My Beloved,
is there anything you would say?

Learn to Listen:
My Beloved,
is there anything you would change?

Learn to Listen:
My Beloved,
is there a longing in your heart?

Learn to Listen:
My Beloved,
I'm so thankful you are here.


Gratitude is the flower
that turns its face to the sun.
Compassion is the rain
that nourishes the parched earth.
Forgiveness is the wood
that sees the need for fire.
Love is the infinite sky
holding all within its grace.


For more Wedding Blessings, refer to the selection of Wedding Blessings, also from the gift book Eternal Song, by Ingrid Goff-Maidoff



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Ingrid Goff-Maidoff is a universalist poet, mystic, celebrant of beauty and encourager of spirit who lives on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Her work appears in numerous anthologies, and she has lovingly created dozens of books and gifts that help deepen intimacy with the sacred. Her blog, her inspirational offerings, and her popular Joy Postcards Newsletter all are found at