I enjoyed one of my new teas.
It's nice... fruity... I enjoyed it... it's not yet my new
all time fave but I liked it.... smooth...
I think I will love it when I can have it with milk and a bit of
milk chocolate... must remember post-fast :)
Well, I learned of something that happened in the world
that just knocked me into grief...
nothing that is about my immediate family or circle of friends,
but that nonetheless was quite painful, shocking reallly.
But sometimes pain and grief/shock can lead
to good and I began reading the above book on being a healing presence
and it's very powerful
and full of kindness and wisdom...
Prayed this Akathist, it is a wonderful one and often helps me
when times are difficult.
My Husband and I are reading some treasured new books.
I love watching him read Malory.
I am not actually reading the At Home in Thrush Green book yet
as I am reading them in order and am currently on
Battles At Thrush Green.
I am going to try to read more of the Healing Presence book though,
esp. as it's good to do during a fast and it seems like the perfect book for me
to ponder and be feed by right now.
Try, try again, right?
The Healing Presence book is challenging me -
in a remarkably loving, kind way, to keep trying to carve out
a routine that includes silence/stillness and prayer,
as much as one is able.
I find this book salutary and comforting.
Well, tomorrow I am already DV planning on having a nice pot of
English Breakfast tea with my breakfast.
And in the early afternoon I have a trip into NYC.
I am slowly working on some paperwork,
plus cleaning all of our lampadas (oil lamps by icons),
Also lots of dishes. And trying to get clutter, as usual, under control.
And so the days go
and I pray that we all go with God's mercy
and seeking His mercy...