I just returned from another awesome weekend at Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center. It is hard to believe I have been going to this awesome place for twenty two years, and have met so many amazing women. The retreat team is wonderful and really do a great job at meeting ALL our needs. They offer delicious healthy meals, casual conversations, spiritual direction and more.
This past weekend I had to share with Elizabeth, one of my group members, what an angelic voice and mannerism she had. Every time she spoke I felt and heard a gentle soul and a sweet heart.
We made a point to share some time together in the early hours on Sunday morning. Elizabeth and I shared some small talk while we waited for the coffee to finish brewing. Before long we were in my room and Elizabeth shared some of her poetry with me.This is one of the beautiful poems she read:
Lessons from a Tree
I see a gentle glow
a soft glimmer
on a tree touched by the light of the sunrise
and it is joyous and peaceful.
And when the wind blows
I see the tree flows with the breeze
no complaints nor questions of
‘why?’ ‘why now?’ ‘why me?’
it is still and grounded
what is given is enough.
Underneath Elizabeth’s poem it reads, “You must not expect anything from others. It’s you, yourself, of whom you must ask a lot. Only from oneself has one the right to ask everything or anything. This way it’s up to you – your own choice. What you get from others remains a present, a gift!” ~Albert Schweitzer
I thank Our Lady Of Calvary Retreat Center for another great weekend, and I thank my new friend Elizabeth for the gift of sharing she gave me.
Our Lady of Calvary, 31 Colton St. Farmington, CT 06032 Telephone: 860 677 8519
I hope soon you make a point to spend some time at the Retreat Center, I promise you will leave with a happy heart and a renewed spirit.