Lessons Thus Far


Perhaps posting a Christmas picture in May seems odd but the sentiments of the word hope are on my heart tonight. I am reflecting on what I have learned these past few months, during the medical tests and illness. I share this humbly with you. These are just some of the lessons.

1. Trust God. That old saying of don’t put all your eggs in one basket does not apply here. I have trusted God in each step and would not have it any other way.

2. Relationships rock. I am so grateful for the healthy, mutual relationships I have in my life. Everything I have needed, I have received, sometimes in wonderful and glorious ways.

3. Live in the moment. Scripture says not to worry about tomorrow. The present moment is what has kept me sane these months. I have not leapt into the future often but deliberately chose to compartmentalize each step in the process.

4. Maintain a positive attitude and others will go to that space too.

5. Be grateful. All the time. There is always something to be thankful for. Remember to say thank you when acts of kindness have been bestowed upon you.

6. Know who your friends are and love them back.

7. Do not let fear get in the way of love or life.

8. Let others carry you, even when you can do it yourself.

9. Pray always and if you cannot, get others to pray for you.

10. Hang on to hope. Hope will carry you through some rough patches.

I will be offline for a length of time. Your prayers and love are so appreciated. I am grateful for all that those who accompany me have given to me.



About sstyves

A Canadian prairie girl rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I seek God in all things. Whether I catch a glimpse of the Divine and delight in its presence in nature or in the beauty of an encounter with someone, I am ever so grateful that I can recognize the Creator. I greet each new day with hope and happiness, expecting blessings and miracles because I am created to praise, love and serve God. This blog is one way of realizing that through my writings, prayers, and photography. To God be the Glory!
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5 Responses to Lessons Thus Far

  1. Annette Lustenberger says:

    Love you Suzanne dear. In Him, Annette

  2. Monica says:

    Thank you for a great list….beginning with trust (faith) and ending with hope and reminding me that faith and hope are so intertwined. Thinking of you. love, Monica

  3. lucien boisvert says:

    Suzanne , wishing , praying for peace & healing as you journey , Love & ” calins” , lucien

  4. Sherry Bouchard & Mel McMurray says:

    We learn the lesson of trust in the school of trial. God be with you Suzanne

  5. Gordana says:

    Thank you Suzanne for sharing so openly! Many things to be learned and discovered, things which can be so precious in times of trial! Sending prayers for a fast recovery! Your sister in Christ, Gordana

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