12.31.2008

2008 in Review

2008 has just 14 hours left in its lifespan. The old adage is certainly true ... time does speed up as you get older. I thought it might be a useful exercise to list my "Personal Top Ten" of 2008. Feel free to play along in the comments or on your own blog. If you play on your blog, please leave a comment so we know you played.

Top Ten Happenings in the life of Susan Rose, CSJP - 2008
in no particular order

  1. Professing my first vows as a Sister of St. Joseph of Peace
    (ok, maybe this is in its proper order at number one)
  2. Having my entire immediate family together and good friends present for my vows celebration
  3. Reconnecting with good friends in Portland now that I'm only 4 hours away
  4. Finding a ministry that is life-giving, energizing, difference-making, and a good fit
  5. Living at St. Mary-on-the-Lake amongst the trees and wise elders
  6. Spending a week at the United Nations Sustainability Conference
  7. My 3 month stay in Jersey City with some wonderfullly fun Sisters
  8. Participating in our General Congregation Chapter
  9. Finishing the Novitiate
  10. Hope that our nation may become the more perfect union long promised and often wished for

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am pained that scintillating conferences from Fr. Moran did not make the top ten list!

grace said...

I'll have to think about this one. But I love your list.

Lisa said...

Ok, I bet conferences (and other blessings) by Father Moran were included in the Novitiate and the Chapter :)

I think it's a great list and you've got me thinking about writing down my top ten. It's a great way to make gratitude more tangible and to recognize the goodness that has permeated even a difficult or challenging year.

Maybe I will post mine later.

Susan Rose, CSJP said...

Terry - your scintillating conferences were indeed great - in fact, I think I started 2008 with the Christology one! Let's say they're in the top 20 and call it good? ;)

Happy New Year everyone.