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October 25th, 2014
The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all. — The Emperor in the animated film version of Mulan


Today, if you are facing adversity, find at least one thing in life to be grateful for.

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April 17th, 2012

Today, contemplate on God’s limitless forgiveness and what that truly means for you.…

April 16th, 2012

If things don’t go your way today, keep in mind that from this roadblock comes opportunity.…

April 15th, 2012

Today, think about all of the ways God has interceded in your life in ways you didn’t expect. Be prepared for more of the same.…

April 14th, 2012

Today, think about your goals and what’s holding you back. Think about ways to overcome these obstacles.…

April 12th, 2012

Consider the little things that happened today. What do you think was the purpose behind them?…

April 10th, 2012

Today, go outside of your comfort zone to talk to someone you either do not know or do not know well.…

April 9th, 2012

Do not let the things you have lost cast a shadow on the priceless things you have gained in their absence.…

April 7th, 2012

FAST from looking in the mirror today and instead close your eyes and concentrate on all the beauty you have within yourself that you can share with others.
PRAY that you never pass yourself or any other person by without regarding what beautiful creatures we all are capable of being.
GIVE $5 to an organization that works to keep nature beautiful today (e.g., The Nature Conservancy or Greenpeace).…

April 6th, 2012

FAST from one meal today.
PRAY for anyone who puts their life on the line for a cause they believe in — facing violence, prison, and sometimes possible death.
GIVE time to be a witness for a cause you are passionate about. Go to the U.S. Catholic Bishop’s list of issues and action ideas for suggestions.…

April 5th, 2012

FAST from trying to control everything today.
PRAY for the willingness to let the Spirit of God lead your life.
GIVE some of the time you normally would have used trying to figure out how to control things (at least a half hour), to a task that is helpful to others.…

April 4th, 2012

FAST from listening to your radio/MP3 player or reading on your commute.
PRAY — Read the suggestions in these articles, Get Outdoors and Sun Worship, for ideas, then spend time in nature today and focus on the wonders that surround you.
GIVE a gift to Waterkeeper Alliance to help keep our waterways clean and free of pollution.
(You can read about Rachel Carson here.)…

April 3rd, 2012

FAST from complaining about your shortcomings today.
PRAY for courage to face things you are afraid of.
GIVE the supplies to make at least one health/hygiene kit to Church World Service. Kits are distributed in communities that have experienced disaster or conflict.…

April 2nd, 2012

FAST from small distractions that keep you from thinking big today — e.g., Facebook interruptions.
PRAY that God will help you achieve your goals.
GIVE a list of three personal goals to a good friend and ask them to check in on your progress periodically.…

April 1st, 2012

FAST from drinking or going to bars today (or another unhealthy habit if you don’t drink).
PRAY for patience in your life.
GIVE a high five to the priest or minister at your church today to thank them (or if you miss church, high five someone else to thank them today.)…

March 31st, 2012

FAST from takeout and fast food today — prepare at least one meal with fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables.
PRAY for the farmworkers who harvest fruits and vegetables.
GIVE the gift of a Fair Trade food item to the next person in your family or circle of friends with a birthday.…

March 30th, 2012

FAST from spending money today.
PRAY the serenity prayer, focusing on the willingness to change the things you can.
GIVE at least $5 to Busted Halo — an organization trying to change young adults’ outlook on faith and the Catholic Church.…

March 29th, 2012

FAST from judging others based on their religion (or lack of religion.)
PRAY for fellow Americans and other children of God that you might not typically pray for.
GIVE give $5 or more to Appalachia Service Project, an organization that builds and repairs houses for the less fortunate.…

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