Namaste dear Well Wishers,
With Imbolc Blessings, Happy Candlemas,
Happy Groundhog Day to you and your loved ones!
Eating crêpes in a 16th arrondissment Parisian kitchen, a Catholic Priest named Father Paul Francis, and meeting a future sister-in-law at Notre Dame Cathedral – what do they all have in common?
Answer: Besides, Paris, it’s February 2nd, also known as, Imbolc, Groundhog Day, Candlemas, or Chandeleur in French.
One of my favourite memories, living with a French family in Paris, took place on Chandeleur. Monsieur was away on business, so for the first time ever, we had a casual dinner in the kitchen. Madame made us a feast of crêpes, hot from the pan, adorned with Nutella, bien sûr!
Whilst living in Paris, I had the pleasure of meeting Father Paul Francis, and recall him sharing how he had wished his next placement to be in a small parish somewhere in the tranquility of the countryside. Hélas, c’était Paris! February 2nd is his birthday, so birthday blessings to you, wherever your past, present and future placements find you!
February 2nd is also my beautiful sister-in-law’s birthday. I admire many things about her, and it all began by meeting for the first time in front of Notre Dame, (like you do!), since we both happened to be in Paris at the same time.
She is an inspiration of generosity, focused energy, dedication to her family, consistent caring for others, and all ablaze with an amazing work ethic, the get in there, roll up your sleeves, get the job done, kind of way!
May the generosity, kindness, and warmth you’ve shown me and my family return to you in myriad ways to renew your own energy, peace, and strength.
There is yet another February 2nd connection to make and celebrate, that is with our own Blesstival founder, Jamie. I understand it is your Birthday today, so I am honoured to know this, and wish you every blessing to come your way, in surprising, perfectly timed ways and waves!
Please know, all Well Wishers, you are welcome to be a part of the Birthday Well Wishers Group. Just click on the Birthday Wishes page above. Once included, you will be the recipient of well wishes on your birthday, for as long as I am alive, (and beyond, I should imagine!). Through the years, I have the birthdays written down in my Krishnamurti daily meditations book and send good will through the ethers to all whom I’ve met.
Blessings always, all ways,
Sri Devi ॐ