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My Gratitude For 2016 (Almost but not quite Camelot!)

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(An illustration from an art book I made.)
Recently a priest gave me the penance in the Sacrament of Confession to spend a few minutes meditating and thinking with gratitude about all God has given me.  Of course I did my penance that day in church, but since I haven't spent much time blogging in the last year I thought I would write a little post about what I am thankful for from the year 2016.

Here are a few of the things I am grateful that happened in 2016.

1) I am thankful for fairly good health and that I am still alive and ticking and able to have yet another day, month or year to work out my salvation!  God is good!  Praise be God in His and angels and in his saints!

2) I am so thankful for my Guardian angel who is constantly reminding me to curb my appetites and willfulness.

3) I am so thankful for my peaceful marriage.  My husband and I have been married almost 20 years now.  I can't think of a time that we ever went to sleep at night in anger.  There has been very …

REST FOR THE WEARY! Two helpful prayers.

I haven't tried this yet, but today I came across something I really need:  a prayer to Jesus for rest and sleep.  It's the second prayer for sleep I have found.   I have adrenal fatigue really bad.  Most of the time I feel overwhelmed (a symptom).  It's mostly my own fault.  I do too much and I worry too much.  I take on too many responsibilities and I am always trying to solve problems and fix things instead of letting Jesus fix everything.  Over the last year (2016) many good things happened.  One was that I finally started getting some good, wonderful sleep.  I call it my delicious sleep because it really was that good.   I started praying a prayer called The Care of the Body and Soul prayer.  I got it from Fr. Ripperger (I download and listen to his talks on the spiritual life).  You can say it at the start of your day and at the end of your day.  It is most efficacious to pray it at bedtime so that your guardian angel can direct your dreams.  You can also pray this p…