This week’s roundup is all about the joy of simple moments. Whether it’s appreciating the help of friends or learning to laugh at anything, life is better when you can be joyful and share that joy with others.
What started out with a priest attending a Rockies game turned into something beautiful:
…and grabbed an Uber to the hospital. I had some priest friends send me a pic of the prayer to bless the oil and used an app for the rite and was able to do the anointing.
God is so good!!!
— Fr Michael Liliedahl (@mliliedahl) August 8, 2018
We tried to remember to be grateful this week:
Sacrifice. It's what mothers do. So many moms around the world work one, two, even three jobs to ensure their children have clothes on their back, quality care, food and can get an education. Let us kneel together in prayer, touching the folds of our garment as we send a blessing to all mothers around the world who stitch the clothes we wear. . . . #FashionRevolution #sewers #momswhowork #garmentmakers #changemakers #beethical #ethicalfashion #fashoin #makeadifference #slowfashion #fairwages
There is no such thing as something too silly or simple to be grateful for:
Wanna hear something silly? This morning I’m thanking God that my electric toothbrush, which has new bristles and hasn’t been working for about 2 weeks now even with new batteries, started working again. It’s these insignificant things that remind me how much God truly loves me
— Theresa Zoe Williams (@TheresaZoe) August 8, 2018
Seeing the potential in Twitter (even on the bad days):
the best thing this website does is increase our opportunities to pray for each other
the jokes, the memes, the rest of it all pales in comparison to how we are able to see and join in on the body of Christ taking care of each other
it's really profound
— Tommy Tighe (@theghissilent) August 6, 2018
And unsolicited Instagram DMs:
Don’t forget your own potential to be a good person to everyone!
The version found written on the wall in Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta: People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway. What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway. Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway. In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway. -this version is credited to Mother Teresa All that matters 👆
And to look up from your phone once in a while to take in the moments of #UnexpectedWonder:
We take the beauty of life for granted. Beauty passes us by and we hardly notice.
I challenge you to open your eyes and ears to the beauty you encounter today.
…then prayerfully contemplate the one who is the source of all beauty and rest there for a while. pic.twitter.com/wNrjlsWyqh
— Michael Grasinski (@MichaelGras7) August 8, 2018