We never journey alone, no matter how lonely we may feel. We are always journeying together. If we can experience our journey in communion with others, it makes it so much clearer that we are on a journey together.
It's THANKFUL Thursday and I'm so thankful that I can share this part of my journey with you. Let us pray for each other on this Lenten journey. Remember that these 40 day are a gift to us. We are not trying to save our selves by observing Lent. God has already saved us. We are only trying to let God get our attention and to give grace a chance to work in us.
Lent is the perfect time to choose to grow in gratitude. Every night, before going to bed, let us be faithful to giving thanks to the Lord who has given us so many blessings and offers us new graces each and every day.
Another thing I'm very thankful for this week is the little lady bug that appeared on my kitchen window this week. Lady bugs commonly known as the Lady Beetle or Ladybird Beetle, the name of these insects reflects the global admiration of mankind. None are much larger than a pencil eraser and they come in a wide variety of colors, including red, orange, pink, yellow and black. They can have as many as 20 spots.....or no spots at all. They're also one of the few insects who hibernate during the winter months, emerging in the spring to lay their eggs.
Having this little sign of SPRING here at my house is very encouraging. It's been a little warmer here but not much. The cycle goes on with rain and then snow. The forecast says tonight into Saturday morning we could get up to 12 inches of new snow.
Hang in there every one. Spring is coming. A little lady bug told me so.
I hope that this Thursday you too will find some things to be THANKFUL for.