Your Presence Mattters!

Sep 15, 2023

Our annual Women’s Wellness retreat is this weekend and it is sold out with women who are eager to relax, have fun and be renewed! The theme of our retreat this year is “Your Presence Matters!” and the gifted Dr. Heather Alexander will provide the feature presentations full of information to help our guests evaluate their priorities, relish each moment and then leave with new mindfulness practices to help them to slow down and to see God in their lives. These tools will ground them and help them focus on the present moment. It’s important for all of us to remember that we are a gift of God and that our presence matters! Let’s take a few quiet moments to breathe and to read the quotes below, reminding us to value the moment that we’re in right now and that our presence can impact the world with compassion and love.

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.”Catholic retreat, retirees, seniors, priest
― Mother Theresa

“Forever is composed of nows.”
― Emily Dickinson

“Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated that that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.”
― Sylvia Boorstein

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
― Buddha

“Just when you feel you have no time to relax, know this is the moment you most need to relax.”
― Matt Haig

“When you’re quiet, everything settles on the floor of your mind like sediment in undisturbed still water.”
― Megan Monahan

“Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.”
― Hermann Hesse

“Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.”
― Sonia Ricotti