Joyful Mysteries: Women of Laughter Part II
Well, it certainly isn’t easy every day to be a Woman of Laughter.
I have to admit that yesterday evening I was upset and hurt. I resorted to snide remarks and tears in private. I wanted to give up. I was tired of working so hard every day – working with my family, my house, my faith – and feeling unappreciated and misunderstood. I was failing at making people happy and I was trying so hard.
But this morning I went out for my daily walk and started praying my rosary. I didn’t even finish the Joyful Mysteries when I started to feel my mood change and lighten. Long before I got to the Sorrowful Mysteries I couldn’t feel any of the feelings of frustration and despair from the day before that I had woken up with this morning. Instead of wanting to give up, I remembered a friend’s Facebook post of the other day…
“Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.” This perfectly sums up how I was feeling and this came to me while praying this morning. Give my best. It may not be the right thing at the right time, but if I keep trying the people around me will know. If I give up, the people around me will know. My family will appreciate all that I do, even if they don’t recognize it today.
And in the end, it is not about the people around me and how they accept what I do. It is between me and God. I know that but sometimes a gentle reminder from my Heavenly Father is what I need to refocus my priorities. So…
Go ahead… Laugh out loud!