The following was in St. Jerome Church’s weekly bulletin a few weeks ago and I thought that it was nice and worth sharing. It was definitely worthy of hanging onto in case I needed some quality, uplifting content for the blog at some point. Read on…
Just for today I will exercise my soul in three ways:
I will do somebody a good turn and not get found out. If anyone knows of it, it will not count. I will do at least two things I do not want to do – just for exercise. I will not show anyone that my feelings are hurt; they may be hurt, but today I will not show it.
Just for today I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can; dress becomingly; talk low; act courteously; criticize not one bit; not find fault with anything and not try to improve or regulate anybody but myself.
Just for today, I will have a program. I may not follow it exactly, but I will have it. I will save myself from two pests: hurry and indecision.
Just for today I will have a quiet half hour all by myself, and relax. I will try to get a better perspective on my life.
Just for today I will be unafraid. Especially I will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful, and to believe that as I give to the world, so the Father will give to me.
Father Brian D’Arcy
Isn’t that nice? Just for today, I think I’m going to try to get that quiet half hour all by myself and relax. Sounds refreshing. Enjoy!