Many of you know that my husband and I have gone to see a behavioral specialist to help us understand and work with our daughter. We know that she has the makings of an amazing adult: strong willed, creative, out going at times, loving, and fiercly intelligent. However getting us to adulthood without killing eachother is the problem. Our next appointment with her is today.
Many of you are aware of the "Small Steps for Catholic Moms" book by Danielle Bean & Elizabeth Foss. We I decided last night to pick up the book again and read what today's inspiration was. Much to my suprise it fit quite well.
"Walk with simplicity in the way of the Lord and do not torment your spirit. Learn to hate your faults but to hate them calmly." St. Padre Pio
The accompanying prayer is what spoke to me. "Padre Pio, you never sease to make me smile. Pray that I can, indeed, hate with calmness. I want to rid myself of my own faults, to rout them out with gentle ferocity. My children, too, have faults. It is ever so important that I hate those with gentle demeanor, too. Help me to do it with gentle partience and loving kindness."
The action for today: "When you correct today, do so with extrememe care for gentleness. Let your posture and your tone reflect calm."
Works well for me today don't you think?