Tuesday, June 7, 2011

On Using Time Wisely

Time is precious. Ah, the maxim I've learned most over and over during my student teaching. I have a feeling that I will learn it again in a new way next year as I begin my first year of official teaching. More than ever, I am discovering how time is not always our own. This calls to mind something I read in Fr. Dashon's Guide for Catholic Young Women (1892)  book (free ebook here) on how to make the most of the time we do have:

As soon as you wake up, try to think of a pious thought.
“God keep me from sin this day”

When you get dressed
“Clothe me with justice and true virtues, 
that I may be pleasing in Thy sight.”

When you wash your face and hands
“Wash me more and more from my sins”

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