Do you ever get those moments where you just seem to be positively jealous or envious of everything in sight and everyone you come in contact with? It’s like, “Oh my…. they are doing that better then me, and how do they get stuff done so well, and why can’t I seem to move on anything?”
I expect it has its source in a number of things.
1. being tired
2. a disconnect day where whatever you do - it seems like you should be doing ten other things at the same time
3. a devil attack (he does get about you know)
4. just one of those days!
And maybe its just Spring…. where the weather is changing - the ground is preparing to burst with new growth—but it is only— just—beginning to happen.
Life is all set to BURST open with new leaves, flowers and greens of every color but not quite yet. So everything is like.. almost… but not quite.
I just went and took an early evening walk with Shelley around the garden - and after a lap or two praying my rosary I thought.. hmmmm… I should take a little movie of what it looks like. So I did.
Now you can see what I mean. It’s that almost but not quite stage. Just like where I seem to be.
One new change I have been thinking about - and that is where I am going to post my postings. I have been putting them on the Seattle PI as a reader blogger - but it just doesn’t seem like such a good fit to me anymore. For one thing I don’t like the ads… and it just seems like God is pointing me into a new direction for a blogging home. So… for the present I will post mostly on my blog here at the card site with Barb and see which direction the Spirit moves from there.
Yesterday I didn’t have the comments fixed so that was a bit of a snag - but its fixed now.
So now I am going to send this on its merry way and go finish my walk before its a moonlit walk!
I am glad that God is in charge of the world. That its not up to me to fix all the broken pieces, to bind all the broken wounds, to lift up all the troubled souls.
What is up to me is to give all to God and be quick to obey in whatever He asks - in this way - perhaps in some small way I can be his smile, his hand, his aid.
But its not up to me to carry the weight of the world. I can be sad for every broken heart and wounded spirit. I can ache for every troubled soul and every lonely child - but only God can reach down and save his precious world.
So - its only up to me - to love the moment that is before me. To accept the beauty of this moment - in whatever wrapping it comes… sometimes tears and sometimes laughter.
I don’t have to appear to be bigger than I am - holier or humbler than I am or anything but who I am - as I am - at this moment.
I can be as holy as I want - and not care if I get labeled as conservative or overly pious or sickening sweet. I can pray when I want or not - and be content that God is content with me.
I do not have to wriggle myself into some saintly image that someone else has made for me and squirm because it does not fit nor do I have to deny my faith, my devotion my Catholicism because it makes someone else uncomfortable, or angry or annoyed.
I can be me - wholly Catholic - wholly a sinner - and wholly forgiven.
Yep, just me.
Thank you God - for letting me be who I am today. Who I will be tomorrow is yet to be explored.
That’s my thought for the day.
Blessings of Peace and All Good,
Check our what we have done to our Saints pages. They are now under the letter of there first name. They also have pictures that are linked to the cards. Trying to make it as easy as we can. Also, all our Mothers Day Cards are up and ready for you to send to Mom so they get there on time. Just put the date that you want it sent on the card at the bottom of the form and it will be sent to her on that date.
Only four days till Christmas! Sort of late for me to be adding new Christmas cards.. but that is the way it is. I started by trying to add the Christmas music. Woe upon woe. I cannot find the page to edit… this new language the card site is written in very difficult for me to find anything. Yesterday I spent at least an hour just looking for the page to edit. Today I finally sent a message to Luke and Chris (designer and programmer) to help me out. When all else fails.. ask….
In the meantime as I wait for the response I have been adding a few new cards. Some animated ones! A lovely little lamb with the baby Jesus from the Catholic Tradition site… Just love it.. and then one that I had done several years ago on the old site. Animated Christmas Cards