My Lenten discipline for 2012 is to be intentionally open to a specific blessing of the day. Each day I’ll share my reflection on this blessing of the day, and ask you to do the same.
Whether you find your blessing of the day in something simple…overtly obvious…or amazingly extraordinary, the practice of being in the present moment can be life-altering.
Seeking A Blessing of the Day
Ash Wednesday is a time to pause and reflect on one’s mortality, with a visible smudge affixed with the words, “Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.” Without thinking, my schedule was committed from 7:00 am-7:00 pm, missing all possible opportunities for this annual ritual.
Blessing of the Day, Number 1
Wednesday ended with a trip downtown to take Ruta Vendelskyte, my business protégé, to an interview for a summer internship. Her eagerness to remain in the U.S. was matched by an employer’s enthusiasm, recognizing Ruta’s considerable skills, keen intellect, and charming humility.
To our surprise and delight, a very attractive internship was offered, on the spot!
More Than One Blessing of The Day
Though Ruta will finish several interviews already scheduled, what a blessing and relief for her to realize that she is valued and appreciated.
With every question answered, Ruta’s confidence builds. She is affirmed and encouraged to speak her truth and ask for what she wants. For Ruta, this internship opens a new path on her journey of lifelong learning. Clearly more relaxed, she’s having fun in the process.
For Shelley, the blessing of the day was the thrill of seeing Ruta encouraged and confident.
What’s your specific blessing of the day?
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