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.