“Take every day as a ring which you must engrave, adorn, and embellish with your actions…” St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Have you ever found yourself spending too much time worrying about the future or regretting the past…and therefore not attending to what is before you in the present? In her quote above, Elizabeth Ann Seton, Sister of Charity and Saint in the Vincentian tradition, reminds us to look on each and every day as a new opportunity: to learn, to grow, to love, to serve, to take action. In this spirit, perhaps you can resolve to take a moment every day this week to pause and focus on the present in order to make the most of what is in front of you – at work, outside of work, and in relationships.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, in Bechtle, et al, Elizabeth Seton: Collected Writings (2006), 3a:488.