Words to Live By
All of us reading this have, by our age, words that we live by. Some we have even worked out for ourselves. Here are some of mine: Deadlines are Lifelines (This one is going on my grave.). Change takes place when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing. And You can only build on the good. In difficult and negative situations, we can recognise and dwell on the bad as much as we like, but it will only be on something good in the situation that we can build. These I have learnt from my own experience. It is a good practice to stop and ask yourself what it is that you have learnt from life and see how you could pass onto your child/ren your best wisdom.
In the past few days, I have been working on a calligraphy piece with the words from the New Testament: Think of the Love the Father has lavished on us by letting us be called God’s children. As I have mulled on how to design and write these words, it has struck me that these are truly wise words to live by. Going over and over the thought of God’s love has changed how I look at everyday situations. It makes me view myself positively, makes me more tolerant of others and, dare I say it, more disciplined and creative. Now that is true wisdom. May I suggest you take them to heart and mull over them in the coming days. I hope they help you as much as they have me.
Loving Father, let me know your Love as the ground of my being and the guidance of my life. As you transform me with this wisdom, may I give wisdom to my child/ren. I ask this in Jesus’ name, confident that you will hear me.
Sr Kym Harris osb