The examen, based on the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius, helps a person hold onto what spiritually nourishes them by looking at what is giving them consolation in their life or causing him desolation. It allows someone to express his gratitude to God for the good stuff and turn to him for solace for the bad stuff. It is quite simple. You simply ask yourself, in the last day/week/month what gave me consolation and what caused me desolation.
So, without further ado ...
Sunshine is smiling again! She is recovering from surgery and Life is very, very good indeed.
I was having some chest pain a couple of weeks ago. I went to the doctor and they gave me as many tests as my health insurance could endure. Everything is fine it turns out. Had too much stress and so now I am not allowed to bring work home anymore, I have to get more sleep and exercise, and de-stress. Thanks to the paragraph above, I think I can.
I am exceedingly grateful for the snow day we had. I needed the time to spend with Sunshine and then do some projects around the house.
Sunshine's Mom got some bad news from the doctor. Please include her in your thoughts and prayers.
The national economy stinks on ice. We haven't had too much of a problem yet here in Oklahoma. I pray that all the local media personalities and politicians talk of a "recession proof economy" doesn't tempt God.