I admit it, I’m a KISSer
… KISS philosopher … KISS theologian … KISS human being
a believer in living an approach to life reflective of “Keep It Simple, Sweetheart.”

The Apache Blessing’ resonates with my spirit:
“May the sun
… bring new energy by day.
May the moon
… softly restore by night.
May the rain

… wash away worries.
May the breeze
… blow new strength into your being.
And may you walk gently through the world
and know its beauty all the days of your life.”

The Blessing was supposedly written in 1947 by Elliott Arnold in his Western novel ‘Blood Brother’ and popularized by the 1950 adaptation of the novel in ‘Broken Arrow,’ a movie by screenwriter Albert Maltz.   Whatever its original source, I love its simplicity and message.


May the simple gifts of sun, moon, rain and wind bless us
in ways we cannot ask or imagine
in terms of peace, hope, healing and goodness.

Photo © June Maffin