Friday, August 1, 2008

Serenity Now.

I decided to get a fresh start on myself after sharing in 2 hours of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with my new best friend, Jamie. Last night we bound our homeschool group's yearbooks from 7-9:30pm, went to adoration from 10-12, then resumed with the yearbooks until 2:30am! What a gal!

Here are my newest realizations:

*Leaving my Michalek Family Blog for family stuff, and using this blog for my deepest thoughts of the day that mostly pertain to myself. I invite you all to subscribe to any of my blogs.

*Taking on a new calm feeling about NOT attending my ten year high school reunion. Why am I getting so worked up about meeting people I haven't been friends with in so long, and will never get together with them again anyways? And most of my freinds aren't going either. First I was going to go, because that's just what you do. Then I found out it would cost well over $100 to go between fees, drinks and babysitting. Being broke I said no. Now with Tom back to work, he said I could go if it meant a lot to me - and after adoration last night, I could say "no" with such ease.

*Approaching my role as a mother and wife at home with a new zeal. Taking on the ways of St. Therese, I will be certain that every little thing I do is for the honor of God, instead of just something I have to do.
>>>"You know well enough that Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them." - St. Therese

*God doesn't make "ugly." I want to approach my weight loss in a graceful way. Knowing that the beauty of the Lord can shine through my outward appearance as a large woman or a healthy size. With this confidence, that I am His beautiful creation, I can simply act in a healthy manner to take care of myself - going to the Lord whenever I struggle.
>>>"What beauty? I don't see my beauty at all; I see only the graces I've received from God." -St. Therese

*I'm recharging my prayer life, starting today!

*"I can do all things through God who strengthens me."


  1. I'm happy for you! Spending time with Him always motivates me, and I'm sure Jamie being there didn't hurt!

  2. Hey, I love the new look here! You are not helping in my cutting back on reading blogs though, now I have to read 2!! This blog is totally "you", I love it!

    Don't worry about the 10 year reunion thing, really, in the whole scope of life, 1 year, 4 years from now, you won't even care and it doesn't matter. You have a great attitude. Tom's reunions have both been very expensive like $120 for both of us, not including gas and babysitter, we never went, didn't miss anything. Me either. What matters is the NOW. Not the past!

    Give me a call this week, we can go swim or something.

  3. Melissa, I think the blog looks great too and I've enjoyed reading it today.

    Did you do this on your own? She did mine because I was afraid to figure it all out and make a mistake.

    I like y our point that "anything else is extra curricula activities"

    Keep up the thoughtful work Melissa! :)


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