A Blessing for the Single People

A modern-day icon by Magpie Girl  – St. Lucy.

Years ago, on Valentine’s Day, I felt compelled to write a blessing for the beautiful single people in my life. Over the years that blessing has shifted as The Muse whispered in my ear– giving it different nuances as time and circumstance changed.

Here is what is on my heart for you, February 14, 2011.

Much Warmth,


A Blessing for the Single People


On this day of love,
I bless you in your singleness,
In the hot and the cold of it.
In the ebb and the flow of it,

I bless you in the name of Saint Lucy,
Single and Whole,
Who refused to marry at the demands
of convenience and culture,
proclaiming instead satisfaction with her singleness,
and in doing so lighting the way for others.

I bless you in the name of Saint Valentine,
Brave and Kind.
Who brought marriage to those who desired it.
Healing to those who needed it.
And hope to those who forged the uncommon path.

I bless you in the name of the Great Divine,
Keeper of Compassion,
Lover of your Soul,
that in your singleness,
you might enjoy the gift of independence.
That you might travel far and make brave choices.
That you might find love within yourself,
in the arms of God,
and in the hearts of others.

I bless you in the name of Three,
that you might be empowered
to extend love
to the many lives you’ll touch along this winding road,
and to receive in return,
ten-thousand, thousand- fold.

Amen. May it be so.


Rachelle Mee-Chapman, aka Magpie GirlRachelle Mee-Chapman comes with this caution taped to her forehead: WARNING: Falls frequently in love. She falls for neighors, English bulldogs, sons named Mumford, marinated yummy things, art, and the color of the sky reflecting of the buildings of Seattle.

She extends love to her readers at Magpie Girl where she offers care for creative souls; and to her travel-mates at Flock: an online soulcare community.

If this blessing was an act of love to you today, please pass it on to others. Feel free to share the link, for any or all of these blessings. 

Love (of course!), Your Magpie Girl.

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Jennifer Valentine February 14, 2011 at 3:13 pm

I got an email from you today…with blessings, and I sent it to friends. I was deeply moved by not only your blessings for “together” folks, but also for single people and those hurting from separation. Thank you for your incredible words that touched me; but most of all I thank you for blessing my friends with your words.

Elizabeth Sweeny February 16, 2011 at 8:13 am

I love the opening of this poem — the recognition that singleness has an ebb and flow to it, is not a static state of being. The whole poem is good, but that’s the part that most struck/resonated with me.

I also really like the Saint Lucy verse — and the allusiveness of the last line :) And I also really appreciate the three-fold nature of the blessing.

Rachelle February 16, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Thanks Elizabeth. I was trying to catch people who are in both states of singleness — the bit where you feel lonely and want a partner, and the bit where you feel strong and indpendent and are standing in your own power on your own. And I love writing three-fold blessings. I think I’ll do more of it.

Jennifer – thank you for passing this on to others. I truly appreciate you!

Much Warmth,


Dameria April 25, 2011 at 7:40 pm

This is so lovely :). I can’t say much but for sure I feel a lot from this blessing.
Thank you for sharing such loving and wonderful blessing. May the love and blessings you give out to people return to you thousands fold.


Lisa (msla) February 14, 2012 at 9:22 am

I appreciate this anew this year. Thank you for your blessing, Rachelle. I receive it gratefully. love to you.

Sarah February 14, 2012 at 11:52 am

This is so lovely, Rachelle! As a happy single gal, I appreciate this blessing! Many blessings to you as well! :)

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