A Matter of Trust

by Sr Nunother  

Rise and shine – a simple directive that’s very convicting.  I contrast myself with Liberty the poodle.  She greets each morning with full body stretches that communicate, “Wow, what a great new day!”  She likes her chin scratched while stretching and provides a “fangy” smile of approval.  Next on her agenda is a brisk before breakfast walk.

My awakening is either sluggish or anxiety propelled.  I deal with thoughts that something dreadful could happen or am annoyed at the world and everyone in it.  Is it residue from an unremembered bad dream?  Unresolved conflict from the day before?  Or merely a habit that allows me temporary control (albeit of a negative sort.)

One of us trusts in the goodness of God and is content; the other needs a little shine in their rising.

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About Sr. Nun Other

May 16, 2012, completed my 30th year as a Sister. It was both a milestone and just another day in an interesting journey. Some of those thirty years included singing with Gloriae Dei Cantores, marching in Spirit of America band, and serving on our Sisters Council. As a monastic, I live surrounded by beauty and within a frame work of opportunity and possibility. I'm sixty-four (much to my surprise) and extremely grateful for my life as a sister - past, present, and future.

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