I'm feeling mighty refreshed from an extra hour well spent in bed last nite! I love re-living the hour from 2-3 am, or is it 1-2 am? I dunno but I am soo tired by Friday, my weekends are vital in getting me recharged.
I have begun working out again this week. I got waaay off track over the summer with work and nice weather, and then the job change. Meanwhile, the 20-something guys I used to play b-ball with were still there, lifting weights, running and of course playing basketball. And, as usual, they ran circles around me, but what made me feel good was that they welcomed me back, and seemed as genuinely glad to see me as I was to see them. I have to believe that getting back to working out, playing ball and walking again is going to have a positive impact on my energy level.
We have been working through the "Why Catholic" book on prayer in my men's prayer group. Yesterday mornings session was on contemplative prayer. Part of the session was to just sit for 20 mins in quiet, darkness with a candle lit, listening to some really beautiful music (Taize, I think it was??) and just contemplate God's love, immerse myself in God's love. It was difficult to clear the clutter away and sit in God's love. It was pretty peaceful, and I think I am going to try that on a regular basis. It seems a little easier than trying to focus on a meditation for a long period of time, and perhaps it will lead me to meditation.
Thank You God, for all Your wondrous blessings, all the abundance in my life. I know that everything good in my life comes from and through You and Your Son. I can only live to good purpose and stay sober by seeking and doing my best to live Your Will for me. I pray that You might keep my friend Dave in Your loving arms as he prepares for heart surgery, my granda as she deals with her cancer and whatever that might bring.
peace be with you all!