“Oh, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pour them all out, as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away.” Dinah Mulock Craik
Practicing the Presence of God
He is always near you and with you. Do not leave Him by Himself. You would think it uncivil to leave a friend by himself who was visiting you. Why abandon God and leave Him by Himself? ~Brother Lawrence
"How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers." Mother Teresa
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Mother Teresa Quote
Thoughtfulness is the beginning of great sanctity. If you learn this art of being thoughtful, you will become more and more Christlike, for His heart was meek and always thought of others.
Aaron running in the front door, “Mom! It’s a total worm fest out there. I’ve never seen so many living things in one place in my life, except in our house…You, Dad, Jackson, Jason, Stevie, Marie, Clara and me.”
"If, when I desire to increase in my heart love of my neighbor, the demon tries to set before my eyes the faults of one or other of the Sisters, I hasten to call to mind her virtues, her good desires; I say to myself that, if I have seen her fall once, she many well have won many victories which she conceals through humility; and that even what appears to me a fault may in truth be an act of virtue by reason on the intention."
"Without love good works are worthless, but with love they become wholly rewarding no matter how small and insignificant they may seem. Indeed, God places more importance on the reason you work than on how much work you actually do. A person does much who loves much; he does much who does it well; he does well who serves the common good rather than himself." The Imitation of Christ~Thomas A Kempis
Then, without realizing it, you try to improve yourself at the start of each new day; of course, you achieve quite a lot in the course of time. Anyone can do this, it costs nothing and is certainly very helpful. Whoever doesn't know it must learn and find by experience that a quiet conscience makes one strong. ~Anne Frank