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Day 211: Mercy!

I am turning into a morning person! I never really believed it was possible. I popped right up at 6:00 a.m. It is now 9:30 a.m. and I have not even had a drop of caffeine. I didn't even think about until that last sentence I typed. Maybe it is time to consider cutting back. I much prefer tea over coffee. I drink my tea black, but I seem to require much cream and sweetener in my coffee.

I did have orange juice with my breakfast this morning. I've been craving it lately. I think I need to increase my intake of citrus fruits. This morning I squeezed a bit of lemon juice into a mug of warm water. I've read this is a good way to start the day. http://www.medicaldaily.com/health-benefits-warm-water-6-ways-drinking-warm-water-can-heal-your-body-282218

I am heading to the gym shortly. I am thinking about roasting a chicken and root vegetables for dinner. So after the gym I will stop by the store and do some prep in the kitchen before my afternoon piano students.

I am feeling peaceful today. I will spend some time practicing piano. I have some concerts looming. Then I'll do some laundry and get prepped for the week. I have some life looming!

Nice to have a calm, peaceful day today. I'm tempted to avoid the news. But perhaps when I look up breaking news on the internet, I will pray and breathe first, bringing my inner peace with me to help me calmly take in whatever this world is dishing out.

This morning in Mass the priest spoke of mercy. ("Compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one's power to punish or harm." http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/

Pope Francis has declared this a year of mercy, beginning Tuesday, December 8, 2015.
"Pope Francis has made mercy a key theme of his pontificate and has spoken of an “age of mercy.” People listen to him. There is a huge need for mercy in today’s society where hurt abounds in many areas. People seem open to mercy, which emphasizes forgiveness over judgment, as never before. We need this."
http://americamagazine.org/content/all-things/making-most-year-mercy

Yes, we do need this. I am going to start with me. Happy Sunday!!


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