One of my favourite websites (and not just because I blog there), Catholic Mom, has brought back Small Success Thursday. Here’s how it works:
List three things you are grateful for this week: victories over minutia, victories over the big stuff, blessings which you have received which reveal the breathing presence of God’s grace in your life. Then ask a friend to come and participate too.
Thank you dear Lord for these undeserved graces and blessings:
- Second chances: You know those mornings when you wake up grumpy and tired and you take your horrible mood out on the people you love the most, probably your poor husband? That was me this morning. I’m grateful for the opportunity to apologize and to receive my husband’s forgiveness.
- Finding a parking spot: I was asked to do some consulting at a busy hospital that had an one of the most awful hospital parking lots I have ever seen. I waited 15 minutes for a spot to be available. It was a good lesson in patience, consideration and plain old good manners.
- Lessons learned from the elderly: I visited with a beautiful elderly woman who lives and breathes the grace of God. She showed me what it means to suffer well. She recited her favourite poems, prayed the psalms from memory and taught me a few Hebrew words and prayers. It was a lovely visit and when I left her, I felt that I was the recipient of her unconditional love.