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it’s the monday giggles….

Perhaps you’ve heard…

I’ve been traveling The Road to Recovery these past many weeks.

That’s because 2019 literally ended with a BANG!

SERIOUSLY.

Into a telephone pole.

The good news is…the telephone pole lost.

As a result, I have been spending the beginning of this NEW year working on trying to reset my life physically and mentally – back to the point of feeling normal again.

My injuries have provided lots of down-time to reflect,

to be introspective,

and to work at strengthening myself ~

body, mind and soul!

Here are just a few of the important things I’ve compiled for this

“strength-training”

I’ve designed for myself

AND

they come with an OPEN INVITATION to join me, should you feel compelled to strengthen your own self, too!

(REPEAT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE.)

Pray even more and with greater passion.

Don’t sit on the couch and wait for life to happen.

Go out.

Make a change.

Smile more.

Be excited!

Do new things.

Throw away anything resembling cluttering.

Say goodbye, (while wearing your new persistent smile,) to negative people.

*This includes the passive-aggressive ones.

Go to bed early.

Wake up early.

Be fierce.

Don’t EVER engage in – nor permit – gossip to happen in your presence.

Show more gratitude.

Do things that are challenging.

Be brave.

And remember,

(should you care to join me,)

the VERY good news behind this 2020 action list is :

none of these items require, in any manner, the need for

Kale!

I repeat…

hugs and blessings to all my plant eating friends; but most especially, to all those who have been supportively walking this “Road to Recovery” with me!

pillars of light

It’s another Wednesday for Saint Maria Faustina KoWalska (what else,) with a brief reflection on the Divine Mercy of God:

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St. Faustina

“I see now that my deeds which have flowed from love are more perfect than those which I have done out of fear.”             St. Faustina 

838  + I marvel…Only God can give one such courage; otherwise one would give up.  But I see with joy that all these adversities contribute to God’s greater glory.  The Lord has few such souls.  O infinite eternity, you will make manifest the efforts of heroic souls, because the earth rewards their efforts with hatred and ingratitude.  Such souls do not have friends; they are solitary.  (223) And in this solitude, they gain strength; they draw their strength from God alone.  With humility, but also with courage, they stand firmly in the face of all the storms that beat upon them.  Like high-towering oaks, they are unmoved.  And in this there is just this one secret:  that it’s from God that they draw this strength, and everything whatsoever they have need of, they have for themselves and for others.  They not only carry their own burden, but also know how to take on, and are capable of taking on, the burdens of others.  They are pillars of light along God’s ways; they live in light themselves and shed light upon others.  They themselves live on the heights, and know how to show the way to lesser ones and help them attain those heights.  -St. Faustina’s Diary, Divine Mercy in My Soul

Father God, continue to strength those who fall under scrunity for walking in your light.  Give them the fortitude to trust in the heart You have given them, that they may never sacrifice Your love for love of man!  If they are misunderstood or persecuted give them the courage to draw nearer to You, finding comfort by trusting in Your ways…always.  For although we may struggle to walk in your light, and darkness may try to over-shadow us; we know that You are the way, the truth, and the ever-lasting light.  Use us in all ways to shine light upon YOU!  Amen.

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Photo courtesy of Legacy Junction.

hugs n’ blessings to all those heros who aim at greater heights!

let your light shine!