Sometimes a person has to go back, really back – to have a sense, an understanding of all that’s gone to make them – before they can go forward
[Paule Marshall]

These are crossroads in our lives. A place where we want to pause and look before our next steps, a place to reflect, remember joys and trials in our life, and a place to humbly ask for Divine Assistance in our daily lives.
“When taking a backward glance” Sarah Ban Breathnach writes in Simple Abundance, “always bear in mind that memory is fickle. She must be wooed and courted if she is to succumb to our charms. Sometimes she surprises us with her generosity, and we recall moments with astonishing clarity. Most of the time, however, our memories are fragmented, like small colored chips (of a mosaic). When this happens, we need to be patient as we brush away the sediment of the past.”

I give thanks for times of pause and reflection knowing that all situations in my life have moved me forward.
I ask that we would all be blessed today with patience and understanding, allowing the past to reflect its true intent and beauty in the present.