Instructions for Living Life

February 23, 2012

“Instructions for living a life:  
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.”
 Today is Brady’s 5th Birthday!  As I think of the person he is, I cannot help but think of this quote from Mary Oliver.  Brady pays attention to life, to others, and to his surroundings.  When things amaze him, he gets really excited and then he eagerly shares about it.   His joy and enthusiasm for life are infectious. 
I am deeply grateful for him.  Sharing life with this little man is a gift!  I have no doubt I am a better woman because of loving him and learning from him. 
Happy Birthday, Brady! I love you!

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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