Taking time Off must include some mindful time.

I had the week off from work. My best friend and wife and I went to Bar Harbor for a few days. We stayed at the Quimby Inn.  My brother Doug and his wife Michelle met us there and we hiked around Jordan Pond then had lunch. We ate outside and had the exciting event of a rain shower in the middle of our lunch of Lobster Quiche, garden salad with grilled chicken AND of course popovers.  What a wonderful day. We had many mindful discussions, shared old and humorous stories, and simply just relaxed.  I am so grateful for this wonderful day.  Today’s message from Robert Sylvester really hit the spot.  I realized I had already done what he is suggesting, but I decided I must share this.
Being mindful is a universal activity that brings unity to the world.

Back to work on Monday, July 9th after a week of mindful gratitude. All good things.


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Subdeacon Steve Crate

Raised in Trinitarian/Presbyterian/Quaker tradition, Steve converted to Maronite Catholic in 1978 when his first son was Baptised and Christened. Both faiths have a Trinitarian basis for explaining God and so fit with his lifetime faith. Steve also had developed a Contemplative Prayer practice which has monastic historical basis and is the foundation of the Maronite Church from St Maron forward. He was ordained a Lector, Cantor and Subdeacon in the Maronite Catholic Church on October 24, 2010. He continues to serve in a voluntary ministry at St Joseph Maronite Catholic Church in Waterville Maine. Steve is a retired Rehabilitation Counselor, teacher and writer. Steve recently was hired as part time Spiritual Care Coordinator at Northern Light Inland Hospital in Waterville.

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