February 20, 2021

My reflection today:
“We can’t always be peaceful and loving, even when we have the best intentions. Unexpected events can stimulate fear. Buttons can be pushed. A burst of anger can lead us to words we will later regret. No emotion is right or wrong. All emotions are natural.
It is so important that we be gentle with ourselves and accept our emotions without judgment, no matter what is going on. Acceptance releases negative energy.
Just knowing that there are times when we are powerless over our feelings can be the beginning of peace. Turning our emotions over to a power greater than ourselves, and trusting that God can and will do for us what we cannot do for ourselves, can bring us peace.” – Ruth Fishel
Each day we need to be gentle with ourselves and with others. It is difficult during this pandemic but it is needed no more than ever. When we find things overwhelming, we need to pause, take a deep breath, and get in touch with God’s presence within us