Be both willing and receptive to unexpected blessings. Cheer up, there’s good fortune smiling down upon you!
– JST.C, 8/9/2017, 12:20PM EST
Be grateful and appreciate the present and being in the now.
- JST.C, 7/26/2017, 3:24PM EST
“He is not a lover who does not love forever.”
Everything works out in the long run, even if we can’t see it now.
– JST.C, 7/19/2017, 4:41EST
There is always someone, something, to be grateful for. Always.
- JST.C, 7/12/2017, 10:33 A.M. EST
This was actually the quote of the day (QOTD) two days ago on BrainyQuote, but I decided to make it today’s on here. I decided to get less personal online and only tell stories in relation to a post/point, but very modestly, but will say I’m going through a lot right now. Its change, all good, but still change. However, I will not give up and, as Dory says, “just keep swimming,” for I know in my heart that everything will work out in the end. Have a great day! 🙂
Puncture the wound on the
breast of my heart, tales of
new glories and old woes which
tear us apart, lay down the
blade, grasp deeply my hand, breathe
upon my breath as if this moment is
your last. A hole in a hole — salt massaged
into my wounds. A new day arises, yet
what else is there to do?
- Julia St. Clair© 2017
Buon giorno tutti, e felice prima di giugno! That’s “good morning everyone, and happy June 1st!” in Italian. Today is the start of a brand new month, one that I feel nothing but happiness and positive vibes about. Historically, June has always been a prime month in my life where many chances occurred. From graduating junior high (I graduated high school and college in May), to losing my grandparents within exactly a year and two weeks of each other (my grandmother ascended three days before her birthday), realizing my love for la citta just as I left Rome and recovered my repressed love for the city in general (ti amo, Manhattan) to going to concerts, being a bridesmaid in my cousin’s wedding, taking finals and regents, even starting a new job, many of life’s large journeys crossed their paths during this time of the year, and I’m on high alert — but in a good way. Therefore, I want to spread the joy and positive energy out there for anything and everything that is to come.
It’s also the month of St. Anthony, the patron saint of miracles and lost things in Catholicism. Whether you’re skeptical or not, this saint has done the impossible for myself and my friends for God knows how long. From helping my great-grandmother during a dangerous childbirth with my grandfather, finding my cousin’s now-husband, and helping me in various aspects of my life, it’s no surprise as to why he’s my favorite saint and beloved intercessor. His feast day is June 13th, a day that is not to be feared because of the modern legend of the number, but to be celebrated and multiplied with positive intent, energy, healing, and love.
Here’s a short *prayer to get the month started and lift your spirits up. May happiness and love fill your heart, and, as the Grateful Dead said, “once in a while you get shone the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.” Avere un giungo Benedetto!
Caro Dio — Dear Lord,
As we enter this sacred month, help me to remain calm and
be fruitful in all that I do. Help me and assist me, Dear Lord, in
fulfilling my goals and finally obtaining– and regaining– my
heart’s true desires. Let my mind be not troubled, but ever
growing and glowing in grace, knowledge, wisdom, and love. And
thank you, God, thank you, Jesus, thank you, Holy Spirit, thank you,
Blessed Virgin Mary, and thank you, St. Anthony, patron saint
of miracles and returning lost people and items–and all the angels and saints and
ancestors hearing me–for all that has been given and the even
better things that are to come. And so it is– amen.
*this prayer is open to all regardless of religion or faith. Names can be switched out or changed to the participant’s liking.