Every Thursday at CatholicMom.com, we celebrate everyone’s small (and not so small) successes. Come on over, add your link or add your own successes to the comments section.
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.
In the last couple of weeks since I’ve contributed to Small Success Thursday, I’ve learned a few things about need vs. want.
1) Do you really need another bag? When I go to work, I have quite a few nursing – related tools in my kit. In the interest of being ergonomically efficient, I rely on a large, well-compartmentalized pull bag that does the job quite well and looks good at the same time. While at the local office supply store, I saw (coveted) an even nicer looking, equally useful bag. My husband, who usually never questions my purchases, looked at me and asked the above incriminating question. I gave the bag one last longing glance and walked away. I still occasionally think about it but I have managed to resist, resist, resist. I know. I know. I don’t need it!
2) Savouring a friend’s gift of really delicious chocolate: A dear friend gifted me with some lovely dark chocolate truffles. Instead of scarfing them all down, I have managed to control myself and savour one delicious truffle each day with a mug of green tea.
3) Grateful for aid to the Philippines: The devastation in the Philippines leaves most of us speechless but the concern and love of the international community speaks to the charity inherent in all of us. The outpouring of prayers and material contributions shows that we will not leave our Filipino brothers and sisters in dire need.