Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New Habits

This morning when I began my prayer time I was struck by a reflection I had read in Daily Word.  I share it with you as a call to who we are truly meant to be.  Let us live each day for the love of God shared with all people.


Aristotle taught, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” To be the best expression of the Christ that I can be, I revisit my behaviors and routines. Where needed, I replace unhealthy habits with life-affirming ones.
If I find that I regularly complain, I make a concerted effort to express gratitude. If I have lapsed into mindless routines, such as snacking or binge-watching television, I insert a new activity into that same time slot, such as walking, reading, praying, or meditating.
As I consciously replace ineffective habits with more constructive ones, I feel happier, more peaceful, and energetic—more like my true self—each day.
 “Put these things into practice, devote yourself to them, so that they all may see your progress.”  1 Timothy 4: 15

Pat Schifini, OSU

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