Six of Cups – Rider-Waite-Smith Deck
“Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
This card can take us back in time with fond memories of our childhood. A card of giving, an act of kindness, a card of grace. Grace may have many different meanings to each of us. Grace is described from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grace
- unmerited divine assistance given humans
- a short prayer at a meal asking a blessing or giving thanks
- disposition to or an act or instance of kindness
- three sister goddesses in Greek mythology who are the givers of charm and beauty
- the quality or state of being considerate or thoughtful
When I look at this card, I think of the joy on the face of a child when they give a gift, something from their heart. It can be a drawing, something they have made, or a found object. We all may remember as children, picking flowers for someone we loved, and the feeling of expectation and anticipation, hoping our gift will be accepted with love and put in a special place. That moment to me is being in a state of grace both for the giver and receiver. The beautiful feeling captured in this card makes me think of the many opportunities we have to share everyday. We each have unique gifts and talents but even something as simple as a smile, a hug, a touch, a kind word, a prayer, an act of kindness, a thank you.
January 19th is the National Day of Service here in the US. It inspires us to give not just only for the day but for the entire year. The Six of Cups, a day of service, a year of grace.
“Grace is available for each of us every day – our spiritual daily bread – but we’ve got to remember to ask for it with a grateful heart and not worry about whether there will be enough for tomorrow.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach