Season's joy is tied to gratitude

Wednesday, December 7, 2011



At the beginning of Advent, that which gives me great joy is having the gift of living each day in gratitude for the coming of Jesus.  The privilege of participating in the Eucharistic celebration each day is a golden moment of gratitude for me.

I've been blessed with an optimistic personality, a cheerful disposition and a generous response to people.  I begin each day with a desire to share Franciscan joy with others: a friendly smile, prayer, a kind word, offering service and simply enjoying life.  I believe this is my way of bringing joy to God's people, especially at this holy season.

Have a joy-filled Advent ... peace!

-- Sister Joanne Williams