A Hospice Patient’s Prayer

Silver LiningsDear God,

As I begin this hospice journey, I am beginning to review what this journey’s meant to me. Help me to recognize that as this life is ending, a new one is beginning. Help me to enjoy every minute I have left. Help my friends and family’s grief journey be brief and painless. Help them take heart in the knowledge that they made all the difference. Help me to celebrate the blessings and be grateful for both the good and the bad. Help me thank those who are deserving of thanks and forgiving to those who have hurt me. Help those I may have hurt forgive me. Forgive me for my transgressions and enable me to forgive myself. Remind me to be grateful for this journey and let go of any remorse. Help me make this final crossing with grace; and welcome me into Your heavenly abode in peace surrounded by Your love, light and healing. Amen.

Chaplain Tamar


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Blessing of the Hospice Volunteers

Dolley 1

May the work of your hands be blessed,

For you are hospice’s true treasure chest.

May that treasure chest that is you always be filled

With all the blessings needed to never be stilled;

For we hospice workers see all that you do,

We know our patients and families recognize it, too.

We want you to know how much your hospice team appreciates how much you give,

Because you make all the difference in the days our patients still live;

We see how you give of yourself with pure love,

A love our patients carry with them to the heavens above.

May the heavens return the blessings you give back unto you

For all the love and giving for hospice you do.

For you are what makes hospice so dear

And we are so very grateful the heavens brought you here.

Chaplain Tamar





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airflow through the human respiratory system

Breathe in

All that is positive.

Breathe out

All that is negative.

Let the positive energy be your stronghold.

Focus every breath

On the good.

Let the negativity flow over you

Never invading you.

Your strength lies in the positive force

That is your spirit.

Every breath,

Every rise and fall of your chest,

Every beat of your heart

Is the keeper of your spirit.

Stay strong.

Focus each breath

On the goodness that is you.

You are the keeper of your spirit garden.

Water it every day with positivity.

That is the secret

To the beautiful garden that is you.

Coach Tammy/Chaplain Tamar





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The Goal


The goal is a little something new.

It’s what we call joy, but we forgot how to do.

We focused on work every day,

Forgot the sun, moon, and stars and the blossoms in May.

We focused on making money, so very green,

And forgot the joys in life that money can’t bring.

We forgot to give hugs and kisses too,

We forgot the little joys tried and true.

We forgot to spend time with our families;

Time to re-set our life clock and avoid a soul tragedy.

For our souls go with us not just here,

They’re all that we bring when we meet God up there.

So take time out each and every day

To integrate joy into your life in sweet, loving ways.

Coach Tamara/Chaplain Tamar



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Angels at the End of Life

Road on the sky

When my hospice patients’ angels come near,

My patients’ no longer ever feel fear,

For their angels fill them up with love,

Gifted to them by the Lord above.

Letting them know that all is good,

That all is exactly as it should.

Every time I witness this,

I have to say, I must confess,

I thank my lucky stars and pray,

Thank you, God, for blessing my  patients this way.

For You could have filled them up with fear and strife,

But that’s not what You want for them at the end of this life.

You want them to know that in leaving here,

They’re just moving — they won’t disappear,

For You are with them far and near,

You are with them everywhere.

I want You to know how grateful I am,

That You’ve given them these angels as part of Your return program.

I love You for so many things,

This is one of those many, and it makes my heart sing.

Chaplain Tamar/Coach Tammy

March 4, 2018


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You Are Unique

Rachie's 5th birthday

You are unique

This, I hope you know.

That’s why the mystique

As through each day you change and grow.

Make the most of that uniqueness

It is what makes you so wonderfully you

Use that singular pricelessness


To paint the colors of your rainbow you.

Coach Tammy/Chaplain Tamar



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The Living Light


Your God-light shines through every moment of your day.

It shines from you in a beautiful rainbow array.

It means you’re alive and have much to offer this world;

So get up and out and let all you are unfurl;

For you are a blessing from birth to death.

Don’t let anyone tell you differently. Don’t ever forget.

You’re here because you’re wanted — wanted and loved . . .

By something we like to call God above.

You mean more than you ever will know.

So let the gifts your Creator gave you shine and flow

In all the good that you do while you journey here,

For life is quite brief, so don’t tarry, my dear.

Coach Tammy/Chaplain Tamar




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