I typically don’t write about my CFS. But, there are definitely times in my life where I realize some things, when life is going well, that are taken for granted. Today’s Gratitude Project addresses one such instance. What are you grateful for this week?
"The goal should not be to take the responsibility of fatherhood away from men, but instead, foster, nurture, and encourage the role from the beginning – ensuring boys know their worth and importance in society, just as much as we do girls!" My Sunday Best tackles the roles men should be encouraged to play in our society - as physical AND spiritual fathers!
"So, enjoy your potluck dinners, your shopping sales, and your bar-b-ques this weekend..." but, make sure to remember the reason for the time off. And, be sure to face some uncomfortable, but necessary questions at the end of the article!
"As a mother, I can't be everything to everybody. There comes a time where I have to recognize my limitations, and model self-compassion to my children. I have to let myself off the hook, and recognize I can only do so much. If mothers aren't willing to be merciful toward ourselves, and we aren't able to be compassionate to ourselves from time to time, how can we fully extend compassion and mercy to others?" How an ordinary "simple" dental procedure has reminded me to be merciful and compassionate toward myself.
This weekend - between yesterday's Feast of the Annunciation, and today's homily addressing Jesus' role in our lives, I spend some time contemplating the yes I give God in my daily life, and the manner with which I give my yes. My weekly link-up with My Sunday Best!