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Sunshine Chat: The Very Last Leaf

Hi everyone, welcome to my Sunshine Chat. Today I’d like to read you a story about the Very Last Leaf. See if you can see yourself as that leaf. I hope you enjoy it and will share with your friends! Have a blessed weekend!

November 2020

November 2020

Be Thankful…

For Family~~
For Friends~~
For Neighbors~~

Be thankful for health, food and nice weather
Be thankful for kindnesses and charity
Be thankful for harmony and hope always for peace
Be thankful for shelter… caring for homeless with dignity
Be thankful for Faith… lived at the cross and celebrated at each resurrection
Be thankful for patience… especially during this pandemic
Be thankful for the courage to witness to God’s love… in daily events
Be thankful… to receive graciously
Be thankful… to give generously of yourself and your time

Be thankful… for the leaves on trees
Be thankful… for everyone you pass on the street… give a smile
Be thankful… everytime you fold your hands in prayer.

Be thankful… thankful thankful… for life. Full of Grace.


🎃Happy Thankful Giving~Thanks🎃
Music of the Mountains

Music of the Mountains

Asian Brush Painting by Sr. Mary Anna Euring, OP

I painted this landscape in the Spring of 2020, as the cherry trees were in full bloom and Covid-19 arrived in New York! As many of us were in “lockdown” and did not have the opportunity to enjoy their beauty and fragrance, I invite you to imaginatively listen to the music of the waterfall and see the trees as they move into the Summer Season, turning their pink blossoms into green leaves. Now, as we experience the Season of Autumn, envision these same leaves being transformed into vibrant hues of red, orange, yellow and sienna. If possible, find a leaf and hold it in your hand. Look at it closely, the edges, shape, size, color, veins, holes and flaws. Breathe deeply… Visualize yourself as the leaf in the midst of Autumn… …finally, the stem is too weak and it lets go… twirling to the ground… …Winter approaches… and, once again… it awaits the coming of Spring.

What season of life am I in now? What do I need to let go of during this life situation/challenge? What do I need for my continued growth? Perhaps close this time of “gazing” by turning to the Holy One with loving trust and confidence…and continue on your journey with renewed peace and courage.