Thursday, May 17, 2012

Mother Teresa's Humility List

1. Speak as little as possible about yourself.
2. Keep busy with your own affairs and not those of others.
3. Avoid curiosity.
4. Do not interfere in the affairs of others.
5. Accept small irritations with good humor.
6. Do not dwell on the faults of others.
7. Accept censures even if unmerited.
8. Give in to the will of others.
9. Accept insults and injuries.
10. Accept contempt, being forgotten and disregarded.
11. Be courteous and delicate even when provoked by someone.
12. Do not seek to be admired and loved.
13. Do not protect yourself behind your own dignity.
14. Give in, in discussions, even when you are right.
15. Choose always the more difficult task. 
Something to ponder . . . 

Friday, May 11, 2012

We had a STUPENDOUS time with 2 beautiful families--
One family donated a "Dinner with the Sisters" to our FUN Raiser
and another family bought it.  May God bless both families
in abundant, amazing, and surprising ways!

St. Joseph's Elementary School in Amarillo had a
Spring Festival last month. The children recited poetry by
Fr. Joe Kempf.  We had a great time there as always.
During this time of the Texas Panhandle that is over run with
millers, it was refreshing the other day when a beautiful little butterfly
(or something similar?) was perched on one of our gates.
God's creation is so beautiful. Don't forget to smell the roses,
be amazed at the details of a butterfly, or to enjoy the song of a bird.

Just a reminder -- God is in control.
He is taking care of everything,
and if there is suffering involved, He is there to walk with us in it.

God bless you all!  We're praying for you all every day!