In order to get to the Gratitude portion of my Gratitude Project today, I had to wade through some nasty reminders that we don't live in a peaceful world. However, the reminder that we aren't living in a peaceful world shines a spotlight on those who make a difference - and, for what I am most grateful for this week. Don't miss the call to action at the end!
"It was a rough week. I yelled at kids. I cried to myself. I was miserable. I was a walking 34 year old temper tantrum." Yet, a horrible, terrible, no-good, very bad week last week made me vividly aware of what I was most grateful for last week, and segued into identifying what I am most grateful for this week! Read on for more...
While Peter is asked one question in today's Gospel reading, I began asking myself an altogether separate question. Which has led to more introspection on my part. Join me as I ponder a deep question today!
"It is a moment for which I am most grateful. It served as a reminder that there are times where the weight of life lifts, and the beauty appears on the horizon." This week's Gratitude Project wasn't quite a tangible "thing," as opposed to a heart-moment... a tangible moment, which made me take pause to enjoy the beauty. What are you most grateful for this week?
"However, my job as a mother is to love unconditionally, and support my children in their endeavors - not physically, but emotionally and spiritually. My job is to pray for them, even if I am struggling to like their attitudes or their actions. My job is to be the mother they need. She taught me motherhood isn't about me. Instead, it is about the little ones in my life - no matter how big they get." Thoughts on Mary for this, her Feast of the Queenship of Mary.