Click Here for More Memory

I forget things.

Not all the time, but it happens.  I accept it and make the best of it, like buying five different kinds of reading glasses for my farsightedness.  I accessorize my forgetfulness with rainbow packs of Post-it notes.

It’s one thing to forget to buy milk, it’s another to forget friends, especially when I have given them my word by writing or saying, “You’re in my thoughts and prayers.”  And the thing is, I really want to remember those friends in prayer because each one is facing serious issues or challenges.  I know I can’t fix or control their problems, but I do know I can pray for them as they deal with the curveballs life has thrown at them.

I’ll never forget passing a young woman and a technician in the hall at a health center after my mammogram.  The woman, near tears, kept repeating, “But I have to get home for my son’s birthday party.”  I couldn’t help but wonder what her mammogram showed and how serious it was.

To this day, I think about how stressful that morning was for the young mother, even if she was fine in the end. It made me think of the fact that every day, in some health center, clinic or hospital, some woman is getting news that will change her life.

I don’t remember if I said a prayer for that woman at the time, but every once in a while, I remember to say a prayer for other women like her.  They become my special intention for the day.

Special Intentions is about social awareness and prayer. It is about thinking of other people, reflecting on what may be going on in their day, what they are coping with and what they need to get through in their day, and then saying a prayer from your heart for them.

Special Intentions is about saying one prayer, once a day for someone other than yourself.

The purpose of this blog is to be like a neon colored Post-it note; a glow-in-the-dark reminder to look at another life through a lens of compassion and empathy.

I hope you make a connection with each Special Intention blog and that it becomes the seed from which a prayer develops.

Who is your special intention today? Let me know by sending me a comment.

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9 Responses to Click Here for More Memory

  1. Ken says:

    This is a wonderful concept. Thanks for starting this blog. I look forward to reading the book..

  2. Jill McNeil says:

    Claire–What a beautiful idea to start this. If everyone lit just one little candle……….
    Jill

  3. Congratulations on the site! Time to find my own techie genius :) We need share buttons so we can get the word out to our friends and family!

  4. Frank Alexander says:

    Claire: This is a wonderful sight. I’m looking forward to your book. Frnk

  5. Mary Kay Kennedy says:

    My special intention for today is that your book will be a beacon for people who are without hope and will be a fixture on beside tables around the world. way to go Claire! Mary Kay

  6. Miracle says:

    This has made my day. I wish all ponsitgs were this good.

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