International Adoption Book

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Saint Theresa

Okay... So I received this from a very special lady in my life and, though I tend not to forward too many things, I really felt touched by this prayer. As I read it I thought about my life and all that had happened in it; the good things, the bad things and the things that I never thought would matter. And it dawned on me that all these things combined has given me a most precious gift: My Wonderful Life! I have a family who loves me, children I couldn't live without and a husband who means the world to me. I have faith in myself, faith in my world and faith in those around me. Most importantly, I FIRMLY believe that everything that has happened throughout my life has given me something to be proud of: LOVE and ACCEPTANCE! So, I wanted to share this with each of you, because there are so many special people out there who have given me something to look forward to, dream of and goals to achieve, especially within the world of adoption and with my own family. So, thank you and I wish each of you a wonderful, peaceful and fulfilled life that is full of love and acceptance!

In case anyone is not aware, Saint Theresa is known as the Saint of the Little Ways. Meaning she believed in doing the little things in life well and with great love. She is also the patron Saint of flower growers and florists. She is represented by roses.

St. Theresa's Prayer:
'May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.'

1 comment:

Mary Ellen said...

A lovely prayer and a needed reminder. Thank you.