The new profile picture is of my granddaughter, Samantha, who graduated from H.S. with honors on Sunday.
We're so proud of her.
I represented our family at my brother in law's funeral that same afternoon. It's hard to believe Paul is gone. Quickly and painlessly. Lately I've had lots of time to think.
Suddenly, I'm faced with wanting to make some changes in my life and this poem prompted some serious thought.
I read it at the Military service at the cemetery in WV on Tuesday.
PRAYER FOR TODAY...
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light, and where there is sadness, joy.
O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
This came from an al-anon meeting which I attended.
Paul lived by this prayer especially in the last few years of his life. It's how I'd like to live my own life.
Anyone know where this is from? Or who wrote it?
PS May the next few weeks be uneventful and joyful as I'll be entertaining the triplets while their mom has a much needed vacation. Please pray.