You know how every once in awhile you hear something that makes so much sense and seems important for you to remember?
Here are a few of the things I have heard over the years that have stopped me in my tracks. These things come back to me frequently, often when I need them. (most of them are paraphrased)
“People will not remember what you say, or even what you do, what they remember is how you make them feel.”
“There are no mistakes in life, only lessons.”
“That is just the way it is, you might as well accept it.” This one was a biggie.
“Practice gratitude. It changes things.”
“The work is never done.” This came from my spiritual director when I was a young mom and stressed about never feeling like the work was done. This simple phrase helped me let go.
“No one cares about your messy house. They only care about their own.”
“You could never hurt me, because I know you would never want to.” This was also big because when you realize people usually don’t intend to wound with their words, it is easy to let go of the dumb things people sometimes say.
“We know the end of the story.”
While driving to the store today, I had Catholic Radio on and heard something Fr. Groeschel said. I couldn’t write it down and may not have it exactly right, but it was basically this:
“Faith gives us the ability to live with unanswered questions.” Fr. Benedict Groeschell
There are so many things going on right now in our Church, our country, and our world that are hard for me to wrap my head around. But God has us, He has all of it in His hands.
After all, we do know the end of the story.