Can you believe June is around the corner?!?! WOW! Well, so far for the month of May gym has been down a bit but my diet has been steady and my husband joined :). Our friends (a couple who got married the same year as us) moved back here from living in NY for almost 2 years and I’ve been having lunch dates with her (and eating healthy meals while doing so :D) and it’s been a very wonderful time. If I could get our other friends move back here from England as well I think this would be one of the best years of my life!! I’m definitely looking forward to summer. I think there’ll be lots going on even though we don’t have any set plans and that’s when the most fun occurs – sheer randomness! We’re going to Bruno Mars concert this week and I CAN’T WAIT!!! Anyway I’ve got some stuff to share :).
I just got home from church and I was going through my bookmarks and clicked on Livvi Franc’s blog and the post I read just touched me tremendously. I’ve been feeling really happy recently and like something excellent is on the horizon. I feel at peace. I feel more in love with my husband than ever before and life is just GOOD. Sometimes I worry about being able to find a job but at the same time it’s like there’s a reason I’m not allowed to work and it’ll be shown to me soon and I’ll understand and appreciate – more than ever – everything God has given me and done for me. PLEASE read this: http://livvifrancblog.com/2011/05/21/progress/
On another note. The main message in the Homily today was when you help someone, don’t do it just to help them in their current state, set an example that they will want to help others and your work will not be done just to help one but many. Could there be anything stronger than this? They joy that would overflow in your heart when you realize a person you’ve helped has seen your effort and wants to help others in the same way is probably unimaginable. So often we set out to help others only thinking that we just want to see them get on the right path, but we never expect to get a return like them helping someone else in the way you helped them. Flattery doesn’t just come in the form of “Thank you”, but when they look up to you and appreciate everything you’ve done for them it truly comes in the imitation of your work. So this month, make an example of yourself when you’re trying to help others. No one’s a saint. I sure ain’t! But I know what a cry for help looks like and I can say that the only way to answer properly is to humble yourself and accept whatever pains you may suffer to help another along the way.
Hope you’re having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and remember and pray for the souls of all who have passed in war.