Every once in a while I find myself being cranky and out of sorts. For some reason it is easier for me to do that with my sisters while I will put on the ‘happy face’ at work. I was reminded of a very helpful way to deal with this. If I have an irritation I want to be free of…I pray for that person or thing that is bugging me. I ask in prayer for everything I want/need for myself to be given to that other. I do this over and over again…even when I do the words are only words, I just keep doing this. It is amazing how my attitude towards the other and towards life begins to change. It is one of the gifts of community and growing that keeps me growing in truth.