“As our self-interest diminishes, our anxieties disappear, and then comes quiet and firm joy, which always diffuses us with a good spiritual disposition and a clear conscience. Every good deed helps to kindle this feeling of joy within us.”
Well, I could have used this quote before the reunion gathering! And again before any date, and again before any family function, and, um, again before any job interview… Actually, this is a good one that I could tattoo on my arm to keep me remembering it really isn’t all about Anne-Anne-Anne. Although it could be about shoes, shoes, shoes. I found that shoes do fill the God-sized hole in my heart, even if only for a temporary time while I get my “spiritual discipline” together.