From a very young age, being a very sensitive and logical person, I asked myself many existential questions. I sought happiness in pleasure, traveling, astrology, easy living, etc. Fear prevented me from getting involved in a marriage project. I read books that were supposed to give me recipes of happiness, but I was still dissatisfied and some readings got me more confused than anything else.
At the age of 30, I experienced a weekend of Cursillo and this experience convinced me about the existence of God. In the following days, I read the entire New Testament and found many answers. Then I met my husband and I finally said, “Here, I found happiness.” But our relationship did not bring me happiness.
Through the demands and joys of my work as a teacher and my family life, I continued to seek happiness. The love of my children and my union to God in prayer, Sunday Mass, my weekly meetings within the Cursillo movement and the weekends of healing helped me to pursue my journey with a certain sense of peace, with love and joy.
Then, in the year 2000, I obtained a copy of Léandre Lachance’s book: “For the Happiness of My Own, My Chosen Ones. Jesus.” From the first pages, I knew that these writings responded to my deep desires and would lead me to greater happiness. To learn that I could live in jubilation, even through the tribulations of my life, gave me lots of hope.
That’s why, every day, I nourish myself with the “Thought of the Day” and I discover more and more that happiness is to accept that I am a fragile creature, small and weak, but especially that I’m loved by God. I can trust Him because He can do great things in me and through me.
The important thing is my relationship with God. That’s why I have to offer myself more and more time to be in intimacy with Him. The best way is through Eucharistic adoration. For about three years, I have had the opportunity to do an hour of worship every Friday and I derive great benefits from it.
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