Discovering Joy Inspite of Myself

I discovered  joy in the most unlikely place, in the midst of suffering. Years ago, living in poverty, united with a husband struggling with depression and surrounded by the clamour and demands of nine children, I was stretched to my limits of endurance. Lack of sleep was part of the reason that most of my…… Continue reading Discovering Joy Inspite of Myself

Taking off Our Dung Coloured Glasses

I received free cognitive therapy because  I was surrounded by a crew of little people  who greeted each morning with wonder and awe. They delighted in the smallest blessings, blessings which come from God. The fleeting dream that eludes many of us is happiness. We are running around, miserable in our insular little worlds, only catching…… Continue reading Taking off Our Dung Coloured Glasses

Sunday Snippets

Hosted by RAnn of This and That and  Other Things. My posts for this week are: 1. The Wisdom of Mothers https://melaniejeanjuneau.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/296/ 2. Prayer is Never Having to Say Good-by   https://melaniejeanjuneau.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/prayer-is-never-having-to-say-good-bye/

Humour + Faith Stops Mental Kung-Fu

Your mind can be peaceful and calm as this lake Quotes on my fridge that cut worry off at the knees. Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk and prolific writer, was once asked how you could tell if a person had gone through inner transformation and could say with St. Paul, “no longer I that lives but Christ…… Continue reading Humour + Faith Stops Mental Kung-Fu

Playing God

I am wired to function emotionally just like a vacuum cleaner,sucking up all my children’s pain. Likewise, my children are compassionate vacuum cleaners as well, who attract other people’s negative emotions. They are all aware that they learned this dysfunctional behaviour not only from observing Michael and me in action but also because they have inherited this trait from…… Continue reading Playing God

Want To Be Happy?: Take off your dung coloured glasses!

I received free cognitive therapy because I was surrounded by a crew of little people who greeted each morning with wonder and awe. The fleeting dream that eludes many of us is happiness. We are running around, miserable in our insular little worlds, only catching glimpses of the world around us through dung coloured glasses.The solution…… Continue reading Want To Be Happy?: Take off your dung coloured glasses!