Everything I Need

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?



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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2 Responses to Everything I Need

  1. Karen Wheadon says:

    Suzanne, sounds like you had a lovely day with some unexpected thoughtfulness of friends. You are indeed blessed. Wish I was nearby to join you for a little walk or take you out somewhere…it would be so nice. I know you must be anxious waiting for the pathology results. Continue to thing positive and that all will be well.

    Well, it’s 2 weeks tonite since we’ve been back. Weather is still on the chilly side and there are icebergs around, but we bundle up and go for walks just the same. The cool fresh air makes us hungrier here, also sleepy. I fell asleep after supper watching TV:)

    Take care, hope you sleep in again tomorrow. Sleep is good:)

    Sent from my iPad


    • sstyves says:

      Karen, we must do a phone or Skype call soon. Would love to catch up. Path results are in and I see the doc next week to discuss them. I am continuing to think positive and am surrounded by others who are even more positive than me at times.

      Sleep is good and it sounds like we are both getting some. That is awesome!


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