It’s Day 26 of #write31days challenge and this day only has one hour left and I JUST remembered that I have not posted anything! So let me take five minutes to not break my writing streak.
It was another busy day here but I wasn’t running around town, thank goodness. This morning I dropped the kids off at school, attended morning school prayer with them and then met with some other moms to pray the rosary together. I reeeeally needed that time in prayer!
Afterwards, I went home, turned off the phone and computer and tackled all the housework that had been neglected all week. It was glorious to see the progress made. And for that, I am truly thankful!
However, something else happened today that doubled my gratitude. As I was waiting for the kids to get out of school, I was talking to another mom and she opened up to me about a situation she was facing. I tried to put myself into her shoes and if I had to deal with the same things I’d be a freaking mess. Yet, she was really trying to stay positive and “to focus on what she is grateful for” rather than what is going wrong. She said her faith is really helping her to trust that God will help her.
I was so moved, not only that she opened up to me, but that she was a witness to me about being thankful even when you are carrying a heavy cross. My heart went out to her and I am lifting her and her family up in prayer (and ask you to do the same.)
For my growing friendship and for her witness to me today, I am doubly thankful.
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