"Church is a constant reminder that there is something - dare I say Someone - far greater than me. There is a purpose for living life that doesn't include chasing only things which will make me feel good. To put it bluntly, Church..." A conversation with my Kindergartner sparked some swirling thoughts this week - which I explore more in today's post. Will you join me at church this weekend?
This week's Gratitude Project focuses on finding a little bit of beauty, amidst the mess of our lives. And, serves as a reminder that we are challenged to recognize what I identify as my "Gratitude Project" this week, and then acknowledge its role in our lives. Read on to find out more, and don't forget to let me know - 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.
"Did you know that sex, drugs, nudity, death, and negativity sell? They sell air time on the television, they sell space in the news, and they provide society with supposedly the understanding of the way of the world. You know what doesn't sell? Light. Love. Beauty." This week's Gratitude Project includes a call to action. I hope you will join in and share the message to those you know!
Given the events of yesterday, all my words seem trite. However, I couldn't *not* discuss the horrific events which unfolded in Charlottesville, VA - and, call all of us to action - to become unsung heroes in our own lives.