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GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Let's face it, some days, you just forget to put the onion away. How I wish I were only speaking metaphorically. Hmpf.
The other day, I accidentally left an onion out of the refrigerator...overnight...and into the next evening. Few things rot and reek more powerfully and pungently than a nice warm onion on the table, people. Ugh.
Whether it's a stinky, withering veggie; an overlooked charging smart phone; a misplaced thumb drive containing an essential report; or that all-important and still-sitting-on-the-kitchen-counter morning cup of coffee -- we all forget, leave behind and overlook things in the rush that is everyday life. For many of us, the daily routine is nothing more than a series of rushed events checked off a long list of TO DOs that must be completed at break-neck speed. Sigh.
Life is harried for most. Deadlines loom; reports and projects have due dates; events need organized; plans need executed. But none of these things matter if: a. You aren't mentally present in seizing each day and b. You sacrifice what's most important in lieu of which wheel is squeaking loudest at any given moment.
STOP. BREATHE. FOCUS.
Work is crucial and deserves your genuine dedication, so how great of a final product will you produce if you don't concentrate on it long enough to give it due attention and your best efforts?
Finally, what's most important in this life is relationships. Faith, family, friends...don't be so busy that they get left out on the table for days on end, neglected, forgotten and shriveling. That would really stink.
Responsorial Psalm Ps 116:12-13, 14-15, 18-19 -R. (17a) To you, Lord, I will offer a sacrifice of praise. R. Alleluia. How shall I make a return to the LORD for all the good he has done for me? The cup of salvation I will take up, and I will call upon the name of the LORD. Alleluia Eph 1:17-18 R. Alleluia, alleluia. May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our hearts, that we may know what is the hope that belongs to his call.