Second reading in Mass this weekend-love this verse and so powerful, especially when it comes to mothering. Noticing the beautiful, the good, the Godly, the things worthy of praise, goes so much farther than doing the opposite. And when worry about any little thing turns to prayer, it is so much easier to let our hearts be open to notice and praise all the good, from the little tiny things to the big ones. I think it makes our children glow inside when we do this-truly allows their light to shine.
Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
whatever is true,
whatever is honorable,
whatever is just,
whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely,
whatever is gracious,
if there is any excellence,
if there is anything worthy of praise,
think about these things.