Go placidly among the noise and haste


Last weekend I went to the funeral services of my Uncle Jack. We don’t get together as an extended family very often anymore...even more so because of COVID. The older generation has passed away already and those that are left just can’t drive like they used to. So when we have occasion to be together it reminds me of how very thankful I am to have been able to grow up with such a kind and loving family. 

My Uncle Jack was first generation Irish American. He went to Mass every single day but would never have mentioned it to anyone. 

The only way you would have known that he was a deeply spiritual man was by the way he lived his life.

My cousin told me that he once asked his dad why he went to church so much and my Uncle replied, “for all of you. I go to pray for you.”

The Desiderata was one of his favourite writings and was on his desk his whole life. 

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Little things Thursday

Thankful Thursday


  1. I'm so sorry. He must have been a wonderful man!

  2. What a wonderful tribute to your Uncle Jack. He sounds like a good, caring man. My deepest sympathy for your loss.

  3. Uncle Jack’ s are what we all need. Sounds like a well lived life and a just reward in heaven.
    I had the Desiderata hanging on my wall as a teeenager some four plus decades ago. I surprised myself as I read along how much of it was still seared in my memory.
    Thanks so much for the reminder.
    Take Care.

  4. Sorry to hear of his passing. Men like him are rare indeed. Thank you for linking up.


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