Sunday, September 14, 2014


I'm so glad this week is over with.

Last friday was the wake for my Uncle Harry and yesterday was his funeral.

A rose from my uncle's funeral service.

The message during the priest's homily dealt with the preciousness of time.

Father talked about the passage of time and about not wasting it. To recount how my uncle spent his life but also how we are spending ours now

That we need to make the most of the time we are given and be a light to others, help those in need, and live a life filled with real purpose.

Those words seared into me for I feel like I'm investing time in things I don't want (an example being work). There must be more to me than just working at the crafts store and the university job.

I always dreamed of doing GREAT things as an adult yet I'm doing anything but…and fear I never will.

I don't know what do but I try reassuring myself time is still on my side.

Dean, give it time. Time will tell. And all will be known…in time.


naturgesetz said...

Great things aren't necessarily things that make a person famous, even for 15 minutes. Great things can be unnoticed except by those who are present when they happen.

They way you helped when your other uncle was sick was a great thing. (And with him it was needed, whereas with Uncle Harry, it wasn't.)

The great things most of us can do are the sorts of things the priest mentioned. Maybe, if you think you could have a more worthwhile life than the one you're now leading, the way to begin is to ask what it was in Uncle Harry's life that made him a light to others, how was he a help to those in need, and what real purpose filled his life.

I'm sure what you do at the university is a real help to the students who come to you. Even in the crafts store, it may not seem like a big deal, but unless somebody is there to do your job, the customers don't get the things they want.

Great and spectacular aren't synonyms. I'm sure you heard of St. Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower, when you were growing up. She never 'did' anything out of the ordinary for a cloistered nun, and she died young. But her mindset, as shown in her writings, made her great.

Yes, give it time, but also see the good you are doing for others even now.

Dean Grey said...


Thank you for the words of encouragement.

I may be doing good for others now but feel I could be doing so much more. Almost to the point that it feels like I'm wasting the life I have.

Not sure.

And yes, I've heard of St. Therese of Lisieux. She is my oldest aunt's favorite nun!