Sunday, November 26, 2006

The benefits of being sick...

1. You get to be lazy and not feel guilty about it.

2. You get to sleep a lot and not feel guilty about it.

3. You have a good excuse for all of those things that just didn't get done.

4. It's a good appetite suppressant, especially after a week filled with lots of irresistible food.

5. Depending on how I feel tomorrow, it might lead to more time off of work.

Just thought I would continue my process of giving thanks for the things I am given! : )

I hope everyone has a good week getting "back to reality" after our long holiday weekend.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving spending time with their families, eating a little (or way) too much food, and then feeling really sleepy and lazy afterward. But be sure to spend at least a couple of minutes saying, or at least thinking about, the things that you are grateful for in your life. Just think of everything that has occured over the last year. It's amazing. I know that there are many things for which I will be saying a heartfelt thank you!

Monday, November 13, 2006

MISSING: Natural Design blogger...

Where can she be?

I'm here!

Sorry. I realize that I have been slack in my blog entries lately. I seem to be "internal" with all of my thoughts again. I haven't even been thinking of blogging about anything. Usually things pop into my brain over the course of a day that I think "I should blog about that." Not recently, though. I still have nothing much to say tonight but thought I would at least say hello, and let you know I'm alive and well.

Oh, I know something I can share with you. I came across a quote in one of the books I've been reading, Abandonment to Divine Providence by Jean-Pierre de Caussade. It is called the "sacrament of the present moment" by Caussade but the quote actually came from St. Thérèse of Lisieux, my patron saint. "If I did not simply live from one moment to the next, it would be impossible for me to keep my patience. I can see only the present, I forget the past and I take good care not to think about the future. We get discouraged and feel despair because we brood about the past and the future. It is such folly to pass one’s time fretting, instead of resting quietly on the heart of Jesus."

Amen! Thank you St. Thérèse.

I am working on living my life in this way. It is so much less stressful to just be the best person I can be, and live the best life I can live, in the present moment. One moment at a time. Constantly worrying about things that may or may not happen in the future is fruitless. And I am a natural worrier so this has been a real revelation for me.

OK, that's the end of my thought process for this blog. Hopefully I will be back again soon. Bye for now.