Sunday, March 28, 2010

In Full Retreat

Days on retreat. Recollection in order to know God, to know yourself and thus to make progress. A necessary time for discovering where and how you should change your life. What should I do? What should I avoid?

--Furrow, Number 177

I am just back from a peaceful three-day retreat filled with quiet reflection, spiritual reading and resolution-making. (Oh, and lots of sleeping, too.)

I do this every year and absolutely love it. I cannot recommend it enough. If you don't already do this regularly in your life, make time for it! I come back refreshed, clear-headed, calm, and ready to make positive changes in my life.

I am renewed in my determination to be the best mother I can be to my children, reconciled with my illness and its place in my life, sure that the path I am attempting to follow is the right one.

Peace. Cheerfulness. Hope.

This is good stuff.


Shannon Akina said...

Suz, you have got to be one of the most amazing people I knowe. You have such an upbeat attitude and calm demeanor in light of all you are facing. It's good to see you have put your fate in God's hands and trust him to see you through this very trying time. God Bless you and my prayers are with you.

Jen Savard said...

Let me know when it is next year...I may join you! This year my "retreat" is in Mexico. Not sure it is going to be a place of quiet reflection but it will certainly be rejuvinating!! Love you and miss you! 3 more weeks!!!

Annie Bizzi said...

Ahhh...brings back memories...a little meditation, a few bowls of peanut M&M's, and a baby monitor!

Bianca said...

I am definitely over due for a retreat, and I keep saying that I will go and just cannot seem to get my butt there! Let me know when next year's is and I would LOVE to join you! Peace and blessings during this Holy Season! Xoxoxoxo