If I wrote my entire name, complete with my middle name, confirmation name, maiden name and then married name it would look something like this….
Paulette Ann Therese Le Pore Motzko.
I was confirmed in 2001 after reading prayers of my Nanny’s and seeing a St. Therese chaplet advertised in the church bulletin.
I sent for it and began saying the 24 Glory Be To The Father prayers, (one for each of the 24 years she lived), asking her to carry my intention’s to the Throne of God like a bouquet of sweet roses. Roses started appearing in places where no roses grew and always when I asked for something, or the prayer would be answered.
That’s when I wanted to become confirmed, adding Therese to my name as a testimony to her influence in my life, which was very late for any Catholic. I never cared about what any one else did, but always stayed true to myself and genuine of heart. My Mother was my Sponsor with the Bishop. Those photos are stellar to look back on today.
Even if you’re not Catholic but Christian, Muslim, Jewish or any other faith; there is great merit to be gleaned in St. Therese’s wisdom-filled words.
This is an outstanding article about downsizing and evaluating how much what you own means to you.
What about that collection of cookbooks? Are there any you can donate to your local library, if you have enjoyed them and you know the space on your book shelves is a valuable place. I did just that when into a small Studio when I first moved to Las Vegas years ago.
Now, when I go to the library I can see my collection sitting on a shelf and know that the books I really never used or knew I could like others more, are having a second life there. My old thing’s were made new in the hands of the new readers who open their pages.