Sister John Asks: What do you want for Christmas?


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Sister John Michele Southwick, I.H.M., Special Contributor to The Wood Word

What do you want for Christmas, if you had a choice? There are many things we could choose: clothes, electronics, gift cards.  I suppose they would make you happy, for awhile. Then they get old and you need something else to take their place, and on and on it goes. But if you could choose something more important, might it be happiness? Deep down, real happiness with yourself –  would you choose it? And what are you willing to do to make that a reality? It is possible!

If you are never happy with yourself, you can never be happy with your life, or anything else you might have, or anyone else you might meet in your life. Happiness with yourself is a gift that you can give to yourself that is something beyond measure.

So you say, how do I do that? Well, I might just have a suggestion to start. SEARCH is a retreat that is happening on Feb. 1-3. It is a life-changing retreat that you won’t want to miss! Spend a weekend with members of the Marywood community while learning more about yourself in three days than you thought possible. Sign up in Campus Ministry before break or email Sr. John at [email protected]