I think the difference between me and some people is that I'm content to do my little bit. Sometimes people think they have to do big things in order to make change. But if each one would light a candle we'd have a tremendous light.
God is present in everything. In the universe in creation, in me and all that happens to me, in my brothers and sisters, in the church - everywhere.
Remember who you are and whose you are.
I know that suffering gives us new perspectives and helps us to clarify our real value. I know that suffering has helped me to clarify my relationships ... Perhaps suffering stops us in our tracks and forces us to confront what is real within ourselves and in our environment.
I know that God is using me in ways beyond my comprehension.
I try to make sense of life. I try to keep myself open to people and to laughter and to love and to have faith.
God has given me the grace to see some of the seeds that I have sown bear good fruit, and I am so grateful.
Part of my approach to my illness has been to say I want to choose life, I want to keep going, I want to live fully until I die.
I find that when I am involved in the business of life, when I'm working with people, particularly with children, I feel better. A kind of strength and energy comes with that.
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