our personality quiz discussion from yesterday. That's yet another blessing to count - my community!
For my part, I will say that I think this exercise is really helping. I'm feeling a ton better than I was earlier in the semester, so I'll take it! Let's get started with this week's list!
Inspire - This week, I am inspired by Mother Angelica. I just finished chapter 1 of Mother Angelica Her Grand Silence, and I am absolutely loving it. I always loved Mother's tenacity and humor as I watched EWTN through the early years of my adulthood, but reading this book is really bringing her steadfast faith to the forefront. I need to trust God the way she did.
Nourish - The St. Therese novena has really been speaking to me this week. The introductions to the prayers that Pray More Novenas has been including has drawn me in and soothed my soul.
Spread Joy - I talked about the oozing monster that is my work email inbox right now on last week's edition of Tea Time. The situation has remained about the same. However, I have been handling it with much more ease this week. Even when I get The Most Annoying Email Message Of All Time, I am cheerful and jokingly plucky when I respond. It makes me smile to do so, and hopefully it does the same on the other end. Based upon the responses I've gotten, it has been working.
Projects - I'm still going gangbusters on those 70's striped socks for Mike, and I am now nearly finished with the cuff of sock #2! *cheers!*
Involve - By starting the Mother Angelica book I mentioned above, I have been sticking to my fall spiritual reading list, and I'm pleased with that. I still have books in my cart at Amazon for Advent/new liturgical year, but there's no rush to get those in hand. Going to pull the trigger on those soon. But in the meantime, concentrating on the 3 titles I have on my list.
Reflect - Lord, I can feel your hand moving in my life this week. Help me always to notice and appreciate that in the same way I do right at this moment!
End Goals - I've done a lot better this week staving off anxiety in the face of a frantic schedule. But I haven't felt frantic, and I'm thrilled with that. This will remain my goal for next week, a second consecutive crazy teaching week. :)
Do you have an INSPIRE list for the week? Link or detail in the comments!