The beginning of all things

Every day is a new beginning, and a fresh acknowledgment of the beauty of the moment. Today feels like the beginning of autumn. Gentle drops of rain reaching my balcony. The sound of cars passing by like the last remnants of summer. The bitter smell of coffee. The friendly laughter in a phone call. The random email message carrying a timeless reminder:

The beginning of all things is the knowledge of God, and the end of all things is strict observance of whatsoever hath been sent down from the empyrean of the Divine Will that pervadeth all that is in the heavens and all that is on the earth.

Baha’u’llah, Gleanings From the Writings of Baha’u’llah

Last night I had fun singing in Bulgarian an improvised version of Leonor Dely‘s “Amame” and “Dios Satisface” during Hillary Chapman‘s performance at the Tiny Planet Studio. Surrounded by friends and music I felt at home, even though home is several thousand miles away. Upon coming home I baked a birthday cake for my dear Juliet whose 5th birthday my dearest Bulgarian friends in the U.S., her sister Sofia and I will celebrate tonight.

Responding to a song I was singing while holding her, Juliet herself told me on Friday as we were playing in her kindergarten’s backyard:

Daddy, God lives here even though we can’t see Him!

The beginning of all things indeed starts with the knowledge that God is always with us, and with the recognition that every moment is perfect for honoring Him and all of us, His creation.

May we always be immersed in His ceaseless love!

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