One thing I ask, this alone I seek, to dwell in the house of the Lord all my days. For one day within Your temple heals everyday alone. O Lord, bring me to Your dwelling. Hear, O Lord, the sound of my calling. Hear, O Lord, and show me Your way. The Lord is my light and salvation. The Lord is my refuge, whom should I fear? Wait on the Lord, and hope in His Mercy. Wait on the Lord, and live in His love. – Tim Manion, “This Alone” (text based on Psalm 27)
I went to the gym this morning. I tried not to go. I woke up at 5:45 am, well-rested after a solid night’s sleep – the best sleep I’ve had in months. I thought, “I’ll just go back to bed for a while, then I’ll go to the gym. Or, or I can start tomorrow. Or Monday. I climbed under the covers and couldn’t relax. I knew I had to go. So-o-o-o, I got up and went. I feel pretty good right about now.
I went to Mass this morning, I didn’t really try not to go but I thought, “I should take care of some business now.” I’m glad I went. The community is comforting. I smiled a lot as old friends shuffled in. I realized how much I missed it. The readings were appropriate for the challenges I’m facing.
Now I need to do something that I’m really dreading. I know I have to do it but I don’t want to rehash my employment history. I know that if I don’t do this, there will be financial repercussions.
But on the bright side, I’m going shopping. Dooner and I are going to the Verizon store so I can get a cell phone. My old one went with my job.
I’ve really been given a gift. I now have time to get myself together – spiritually and physically. With those in tune, the mental part will be fine.
I am also blessed because Dooner is home right now and we have agreed to work on the house together to get it ready to be sold. I will also be able to go and spend some time with my husband while he works so far away. This is a blessing in disguise. I know it is.