Well, as far as my life is concerned, March is already a wash. No free weekends, free days, time at all - just lots of new and exciting, exhausting and overwhelming, work and fun. It looks like the storm before the calm is here. Summer is coming but these next few months are going to be wild.
On Saturday I went to a funeral and then straight to the Motherhouse for a community meeting. After the community meeting, feeling quite overwhelmed by what I needed to get done, my young nun friends and I went out for a little pizza and a lot of chat. It was great to be together and just talk about what is going on in our schools and houses. Although we are all inundated with tons of work it was great to take a little time to enjoy one another's company.
It's amazing how much a good friend does for the spiritual life. I came back to my local house feeling refreshed and rededicated to doing my best to live religious life to the fullest. It doesn't always feel like roses and rainbows. It requires a lot of sacrifice and we all get rundown and unenthusiastic at times. Spiritual friendships form the foundation to continue forward in charity and forgiveness to be better than before. My friends helped me remember whose I am and who I am.