Ever have one of those days where life unfolds as it should? I have said a number of times that I have everything I need on this journey. I slept in today which felt good because I have been feeling tired lately and sneezing a lot. A mystery bouquet of flowers arrived from out of town this morning. A friend called to chat and to book a lunch date later in the week. A second bouquet arrived from my sister and niece to cheer me as I wait for the pathology results next week. My family doctor called to check in with me. A book on the lives of the saints was delivered thanks to the kindness of a friend. Friends dropped off another gift created by an American friend’s daughter for me. We had a round of hugs and a good chat before we tore into the heavily-taped gift. Just when I thought the day was done and I began to think about supper and a walk, the doorbell was rung by another friend who wanted to take me out for a treat. Now I am ready for bed.
Some days are hard and even though I was not feeling the greatest today, I was incredibly blessed. Many folks seemed to know I just needed a hug today and a multitude arrived to bring a smile to my face and cheer to my spirit. Sometimes we miss the blessings which is why the Examen is a powerful tool to review our day. God is in all things as St. Ignatius taught. We can hang on to the desolation or we can seek the face of God and find great consolation there in the midst of trials.
Do you see the abundance around you even when you are having a day that seems off?