Humility. I am thinking these days of the stories of St. Therese of Lisieux and her humility. She sought out those that were most difficult to be with and sat beside them. She remained cheerful when she felt despondent. She relied on the strength of Jesus.
So must I. Today's reading included the Fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Certainly words I needed to heed today.
So although I had a rough day it was also wonderful. I try hard, especially on days like today, to self-reflect. What was difficult? Was I in the wrong? What can I learn from my day? Do I need to make amends or do I need to clarify an issue with anyone?
I have found that if I can make it through the difficult days I am a stronger, more loving person. Perseverance is another word I have been adding to my vocabulary of late. I know that all of these experiences are growing my spirit and leading me on the path I am meant to take. I am thankful for the nurturing people I have been sent along the way. Sometimes I dread the day ahead but once I am in it it is wonderful.
I am thankful everyday for the glorious children with whom I am working. They bring the joy and the light to my day. In combination with the teenagers I come home to every night, I am fulfilled. I know there is more to the journey and am thankful to have been set on this path.