When life unfolds the way we had hoped or planned, gratitude is the heart’s way of thanking God.
When life throws curveballs or obstacles at us, wisdom is attempting to teach us a deeper life lesson, a higher virtue.
When we see both life’s goodness and its difficulties through the same lens of gratitude, we have been set free.
I never got that kiss with Teresa. But as I reflect on that long-ago night, I realize Sister Carmella shared two pieces of wisdom I’ll never forget: to leave room for Jesus and the healing power of a smile.