Monday, January 13, 2014

So, Happy New Year everyone!  Here's to a year full of romance, adventure and LOVE!!!!   Here's also to being brave, to being bold!  Anais Nin wrote, "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."

So, wherever you are in your life....commit yourself to a year of new experiences.  We're never too young or too old to live life fully and with great expectations.

Personally,  I'm off to the far reaches of these United States this year to spread the story of St. Anthony, the finder of love.  It's not like any of us have a desire to live life without it.  So, we might as well ask for it to be in our lives abundantly and then we might as well spread it all around.  Plus, how fun will that be to head down to San Antonio, Texas...hello....San Antonio..... St. Anthony is the patron saint of the entire city!  They'll LOVE the St. Anthony, finder of love statues there, don't you think?  And, you know what, we've included a prayer in the box with the statue about finding love, not only romantic love (there's a prayer for that too), but love for ourselves and our families and our communities and our world.  We better all be praying THAT one, don't you think?

And so, on the topic of the New Year and living large and living fully and loving abundantly, I just read something today from a book called One Minute Wisdom.  The story goes that a newly married couple asked the Master, "What shall we do to make our love endure?"  And the Master answered, "Love other things together."

So there.  Get busy loving each other and other things together and let your love endure.  By the way, in the box with the St. Anthony, there is also a prayer for couples who have found love in each other, asking for blessings on their love and that it will grow and endure.  The story was a nice lead up to telling you about the prayer, wasn't it?

St. Anthony, finder of love.  Prayers for finding true love, for blessing love found and for finding love in ourselves and our world.  He really is  St. Anthony, the finder.

God Bless everyone.  Believe in the power of prayer.  Believe in miracles, Believe in Love.

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