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.
"I feel a pull to recognize I have truly been blessed - with not just the standard two grandmothers, but including my paternal grandmother, with three beautiful, strong role models who have assumed the mantle of love and the title of Grandma." How a prayer session made me recognize my irrational approach to the relationship with my grandfather's second wife, and a hope I am able to express my love for my second grandmother in a meaningful manner.