Say a rosary today. As you progress through the decades, put yourself in Mary’s place. Ponder in your heart what she sorted through at each event, joyful, sorrowful, glorious, or luminous. Sometimes, we are too anxious about what’s going to happen tomorrow, next week, or next year to ourselves or our loved ones. We go over our problems again and again in our heads or in conversations with others. Write down your biggest fear and ask for Mary’s help in turning it over to her Son. Then put the note in the place you keep your clothes for the next season so that in a few months, you can see how that prayer was answered.
—from the book Blessed Are You: Finding Inspiration from Our Sisters in Faith by Melanie Rigney