Wellness… By Way of Simple, Loving Trust (Just for Today!)

 Lord, that I may focus

on the present moment,

and fill it with love!

on what it is I can do today

in pursuit of wellness

body, mind, and soul.Way quote. Lord I want to see you_Thérèse


“My life is but an instant, a passing hour.

My life is but a day that escapes and flies away.

O my God! You know that to love you on earth

I only have today! …

If I think about tomorrow, I fear my fickleness,

I feel sadness and worry rising up in my heart,

but I’m willing, my God, to accept trial and suffering

Just for today

Divine Pilot!

…Guide my little boat over the stormy waves in peace

Just for today.

Lord, let me hide in your Face,

there I’ll no longer hear the world’s vain noise.

Give me your love, keep me in your grace

Just for today.

Near your divine Heart, I forget all passing things,

I no longer dread the fears of the night.

Jesus, give me a place in your Heart

Just for today

My Holy Guardian Angel, cover me with your wing.

With your fire light the road that I’m taking.

Come direct my steps… help me, I call upon you

Just for today …”

[excerpts of poem: “My Song for Today” by St. Thérèse of Lisieux]

Flower 2

 Dear Little Flower, our sweet Saint Thérèse, pray for us!

Way quote. Psalm 131_not proud or haughty4

St ThérèseMemorial of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, virgin and Doctor of the Church: October 1st.

Note: The “way of simple, loving trust” is a particular path to holiness—the “little way”—of St. Thérèse.

*Above poem, “My Song for Today” by St. Thérèse, may be found in its entirety HERESource utilized for: Psalm 131 (verses 1-3) = USCCB site; for image of little flower & Little Flower = little ei (me, that is) 🙂

Thank you, Thérèse, for befriending me! ♥  [PS:  Upon reading “The Story of a Soul” for the very 1st time in Jan/Feb of 2011, I found a precious friend… Now recently, in past 2 weeks, I was driven to re-visit her once again—through further readings on her “little way” of trust & love—and, oh, how glad I did!  So grateful I am for all her help; thanks be to God.]


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