Faso-isms

  • Do what you can and can the rest! (My Grandma Helsel's saying.) 
  • Treasure Yesterday. Celebrate Today.  Welcome Tomorrow.
  • What day is it? "It's Today!" My favorite Day!
  • Wherever the Church is present, the mercy of the Father must be evident.
  • Wherever there are Christians, everyone should find an oasis of mercy.
    • ​​Pope Francis
  • ​Without Silence, we do not really experience our experiences....so they have no power to transform us.
    • ​​Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • It is hard to be happy because we refuse to let go of things that make us sad.
  • Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination.
  • When nothing goes right, go left!
  • The mind replays what the heart won't delete.
  • You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life.
  • It is better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.
  • Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it. 
  • We decide whether something will be a blessing or a curse by the way we choose to see it. 
  • "Una cena senza vino e com'e una giornata senza sole." 
  • -A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine. 
  • "Una cena senza vino e com'e una famiglia senza bambini. 
  • -A meal without wine is like a family without babies. 
  • "Una cena senza vino e com'e un mare senza pesche. 
  • -A meal without wine is like a sea without fish. 
  • Jesus never said to count the sheep - just feed them! 
  • No one has it all together; but together we have it all! 
  • "Live in such a way that those who know you but don't know God will come to know God because they knew you." 
  • When I forgive someone, I let a prisoner go free - and that prisoner is me! 
  • When in doubt, throw it out! (When deciding to throw somthing out or not.) 
  • If God wanted everyone to be thin, God would have made Sara Lee a plumber. 
  • Yesterday is history! Tomorrow is mystery! Today is gift - the present! 
  • Begin the day with gratitude. On wakening, name five blessings for which you are grateful - "Thank you, God, for...." 
  • Reflection Questions for the evening: What was my high point today and my low point? 
  • What was my most loving experience and my most selfish? 
  • What was my brightest moment and my darkest moment? 
  • When did I experience energy today? ....lose energy today?
  • I am too blessed to be stressed. 
  • See the world before you leave it! 
  • Never say hate or kill. Rather say : Dislike, Have difficulty with. 
  • BIBLE: B.I.B.L.E. = Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth 
  • There are no strangers here. Only friends who have not yet met. - (above a church door at St Jude's in New Lenox) 
  • You only get old when you let your regrets take the place of your dreams. (John Barrymore) 
  • The Main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing! (Steve Covey) 
  • How are you? Fine = Fouled, Insecure, Neurotic, Empty 
  • A monk is someone who asks himself everyday what is a monk.  (What is our daily question?)
  • What to say after receiving Communion? Spell the word ALTAR = Adore, Love, Thank, Ask, Remember
    • ( I learned this in second grade in preparation for First Holy Communion.)