Wednesday Wisdom

This journey of mine into gratitude began when I realized I was unhappy but could not find the cause or root of my unhappiness. I just had this vague feeling of missing out on things or that it could be better if. But no real idea of what it concerned me. It’s as if I was always thinking “the grass is greener” but not so much on the other side as the saying goes but just anywhere that I wasn’t. It was very poor and destructive thinking. I kept thinking I was missing out.
For over a week now I’ve been trying to re-train my brain. To stop when those negative thoughts creep in and focus on what is good in my life. Whether I recall the conversation with a friend, a person I could help or the fact that I took a hot shower without wondering if I would even have water, it helps me. It pulls me back to my reality, to the life God has given me. A life in which there are abundant blessings. A life which is full.

Ponder & Pray: What are the simple things in your life that you are grateful for? Everything from a roof over our heads to a spouse who always kisses you goodnight are reminders of God’s blessings. Today is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, here is his Canticle of Brother Sun and Sister Moon for you to pray.

PS: Sorry about sending you Saturday’s post earlier today. I’m in denial about wearing glasses while on the computer. 

Deanna Bartalini

Deanna Bartalini is a Catholic wife, mother and educator. It seems no matter where life leads her, she is always teaching someone about something, especially about faith, the Church and how it all fits into our daily lives. Meeting people on their faith journey and walking with them is her greatest joy and most rewarding endeavor.

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