I think everyone can agree, 2020 has been a tough year to date. One could hope for better days on the horizon, but the clouds look stormy. So, we must deal with reality. The coronavirus will be with us for the foreseeable future, causing uncertainty on Wall Street and Main Street, as well as within our own homes. Yet, when the clouds look their darkest, that is the time to count your blessings. Count Your Blessings When you count your blessings, it can be a real mood lift. Here is my list. I suggest that you make one of your own. I am grateful for my: Husband of 41 years; for his love and support. Faith in God Hope in Christ’s promises Love for family, friends and neighbors, and their love for me Blessings bestowed upon me by God each day Parish priests Good health, and for my husband’s good health Job Roof over my head Clothes on my back and shoes on my feet Food on my table Cars in my garage Give Praise and Glory to God Perhaps you plan to “stay at home” th
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Do you know “Debbie Downer?” She’s that person that always has something to gripe about. You never see her in a good mood. She is too busy feeling sorry for herself to ever say “thank you” for anything. Debbie doesn’t have many friends, and maybe that’s because ungratefulness is ugly. We tend to steer away from the Debbie Downers of the world, because as human beings we are drawn to the good, and virtuous qualities, we see in others. Innately, we like to be around positive people, because they lift our spirits. If you are a Debbie Downer, or know someone who has negative traits (and don’t we all know someone who has those traits?), then consider the need for a mind shift. Changing the Heart from Ungratefulness to One of Gratitude I think we could all call ourselves Debbie Downers from time to time, especially when... Read more...