O gracious and holy Father,
give us wisdom to perceive you,
diligence to seek you,
patience to wait for you,
eyes to behold you,
a heart to meditate on you,
and a life to proclaim you;
through the power of the Spirit
of Jesus Christ our Lord.
(St. Benedict c.480-547)
Today is the day we remember Christ entered Jerusalem to the shouts of the crowds crying out Hosanna. I know that I say it and type it a lot but Jesus’ sacrifice is so humbling to me. It gives me strength to go on. It also shows me where I can be better. St. Benedict’s prayer speaks of a life to proclaim Christ. Am I proclaiming Christ in my life? In my words? In my deeds? In my comings and goings? If not, it is a time to reset and make things right. If so, it is a time to continue and proclaim even louder.
Today I had the awesome opportunity to hear one of my personal life heroes share her light with the world. You ever meet or know someone that is so awesome that you just light up at their kindness? Hearing about her journey and the ways God is using her, not only humbled me but it inspired me. I am so thankful that I have such awesome people in my life to look up to.
I went with a friend to the mall so that she could pick up some pants(and we could grab some lunch). Of course she couldn’t find the pants and even though I found similar(with the only difference being the button), she refused to get a different pair. I kept my cool. I was just happy to enjoy the day and see really cute clothes(that I think will be in my dream closet). We went to lunch and everything that she asked me about, when I gave my response, she replied with something negative. It was kind of hard to deal with, so I was glad the food came. I ordered half of a dessert(yep, just half no doggy bag) and I ordered a dessert that wasn’t my usual death by chocolate. I was so proud of myself. The tea was awesome and unsweet (just like I like it to taste the flavors).
Is it just me or does anyone else have a hard time finding tiny earrings for their multiple piercings? I either lose them or they get rusty. So I went to Claire’s and found two big packs on sale for the price of one. I hit the tiny earring jackpot.Then I made it home to work on my draft critique. Well, lets just say it took me most of the day to crank out the abstract. I think I need a mental break(and hope to be more refreshed tomorrow). So I am going to end the evening with Despicable Me(yep the movies I didn’t watch last night).
In other amazing news I literally organized my email(I had 627 emails in my inbox). No wonder my brain is fried lol. I also managed to get into some really interesting and valuable conversations on Twitter. I always enjoy talking to fellow nerds and learning from people whose IQ’s are in the stars. The neighbors are blasting fireworks so I won’t be sleeping for a bit.
I hope you had a blessed day 🙂