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 Garmin user - Mary Louise Yurik, RSM - reviewed Living in the Now: The Secret to Making Each Day Your Best 

Great Read! 5.0 out of 5 stars

March 23, 2020

Congratulations on being a new reader of Patricia Jean Smithyman-Zito’s book, Living in the Now: The Secret to Making Each Day Your Best. I found this book to be very helpful in understanding and actually living in the present moment.

PJ has combined poetry, storytelling, music, and her life experiences into a book that allows the reader to explore their own life’s journey while living in the NOW. She is able to help the reader with her probing questions that will enable them to delve deep into undiscovered places in their life up to this point, and therefore, bring them closer in their relationship with themselves, others, and their God. The written book allows the reader space to journal and/or take notes at that moment. Very helpful for concrete changes to really occur!

Our relationship with God is at many levels and this book shows the reader how to discover those levels and to make God alive in their life at each of these levels. I feel blessed to know the author personally and applaud her desire to share her gifts and wisdom with the rest of us. May you be as blessed as I have been by reading this book!

Mary Louise Yurik, RSM

J. Prentice Parton

5.0 out of 5 stars loved it!

Reviewed in the United States on April 22, 2020

I love the stories, poems, and songs but most of all the message and secrets to living a more fulfilled and happy life! It’s not just a book, but a journal and a guide. I highly recommend.

Sister Rose Miriam Gansle, Corpus Christi, Texas

5.0 out of 5 stars

Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2020

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Here are some of my favorite quotes found in the book Living in the Now: The Secret to Making Each Day Your Best – 40 Days to Deeper Prayer and Greater Self-Awareness by Patricia Jean Smithyman-Zito
Thank you for your poems and songs, PJ!

Sister Rose Miriam Gansle

LIVING IN THE NOW
PJ ZITO

Bends in the road of life are straight paths in God’s love plan for us. –p. 6
God does not protect us from all the bumps in our journey through life, but God does walk beside us. -p. 12
Emotional risk is our birthplace of change. -p. 25
God is limited when my faith is limited. –Joel Osten, p. 34
God is screaming “I love you!” everywhere. –p. 43
A blessing touches the original goodness of the other and calls forth belovedness. –p. 47
The strength of surrender is just as powerful as the strength of pushing forward. –p. 60
Pause and ponder what is now and how to use time best. –p. 84
Perspective changes one’s point of view. –p. 91
My blanket of love is visible. –p. 91
You don’t drown by falling in water, you drown by staying there. –Ed Cole, p. 92
Feel Jesus holding you. Tell Jesus anything, everything, something, nothing. –p. 110
Heaven is being united by God’s everything. –p. 120
Embracing life’s moments as an active participant is so much better than the limited boundaries of should or should-not and will leave us regretting nothing. –p. 157
How we process, pray, and participate in our abundant, holy NOW is what can change our lives and impact our world. –p. 167
A kindness in a word or deed is an everlasting treasure that goes on creating goodness at its source. It has no measure. –p. 211

 cks reviewed Living in the Now: The Secret to Making Each Day Your Best

 5.0 out of 5 stars

Reviewed in the United States on July 2, 2020.

Very Powerful!

A beautiful message of hope and guide to spiritual & personal growth.

Patricia Jean Smithyman-Zito's book resource index:

TABLE OF CONTENTS -

POEMS AND SONGS COMBINED -

A Blessing ~ Poem 36 in Day 37 is on Page 211

A Bit of Heaven ~ Song 4 in Day 16 is on Page 76

A Brand New Day ~ Song 16 in Day 33 is on Page 184

A Gift for You ~ Poem 10 in Day 14 is on Page 69

A Masterpiece ~ Poem 9 in Day 13 is on Pages 63 & 64

A Special Song ~ Song 7 in Day 24 is on Page 116

After Brokenness ~ Poem 24 in Day 26 is on Page 128

All My Life ~ Poem 12 in Day 16 is on Pages 77 & 78

Anoint Me, Lord ~ Song 6 in Day 21 is on Page 103

Bread Must Be Broken ~ Song 21 in Day 36 is on Page 205

Believing Each Day ~ Poem 14 in Day 16 is on Page 79

Can You Tell Me, Lord? ~ Song 19 in Day 36 is on Pages 198 & 199

Childhood Weaknesses ~ Poem 26 in Day 26 is on Page 131

Come ~ Song 3 in Day 13 is on Page 62

Come, Lord ~ Song 9 in Day 25 is on Page 126

Composed For You ~ Song 14 in Day 32 is on Page 174

Everybody Knows This Man ~ Song 22 in Day 36 is on Page 207

Forever In You ~ Song 8 in Day 25 is on Page 122

Getting Excited ~ Song 1 in Day 6 is on Page 23

Glory and Honor to God ~ Song 15 in Day 32 is on Page 178

God’s Gift Is Today ~ Poem 22 in Day 25 is on Page 125

God’s Grace ~ Poem 35 in Day 32 is on Page 176

God’s Presence ~ Poem 7 in Day 10 is on Page 46

Grateful and Blessed ~ Song 26 in Day 38 is on Page 219

Heal Me ~ Song 13 in Day 29 is on Page 156

Hello, Friend, Hello ~ Poem 30 in Day 28 is on Page 146

I Admire You ~ Poem ~ Introduction is on Page 3

I Am the Way ~ Song 20 in Day 36 is on Pages 202 & 203

I Belong to You ~ Song 11 in Day 27 is on Pages 138 & 139

I Choose Change ~ Poem 2 in Day 6 is on Pages 24 & 25

I Hope It’s Not Too Late ~ Poem 31 in Day 29 is on Page 151

I Know That I Can ~ Poem 3 in Day 7 is on Page 28

I’m Walking With Me ~ Poem 32 in Day 29 is on Page 153

In the Quiet ~ Poem 4 in Day 8 is on Page 33

I Play In The Day I’m In ~ Poem 18 in Day 18 is on Page 86

I Seek God’s Presence ~ Poem 17 in Day 18 is on Pages 85 & 86

I Sing God’s Praise ~ Poem 33 in Day 31 is on Page 164

Keeper of the New Day ~ Poem 34 in Day 31 is on Page 170

Lady of Peace ~ Song 30 in Day 40 is on Page 236

Letting Go Of The Past ~ Poem 6 in Day 10 is on Page 45

Let Me Be Your Friend ~ Song 24 in Day 37 is on Page 212

Look To Your Angel ~ Poem 28 in Day 27 is on Page 137

My Open Meditation in Day 32 is on Pages 171 & 172

My, My, My ~ Poem 11 in Day 15 is on Page 72

My Precious Gift ~ Song 28 in Day 39 is on Page 225

My Spirit’s With You ~ Song 12 in Day 27 is on Page 143

My True Friend ~ Poem 29 in Day 27 is on Page 140

My Worth ~ Poem 13 in Day 16 is on Page 78

Never Ending Journey ~ Poem 16 in Day 18 is on Page 85

Now Moments - Real Moments ~ Poem 27 in Day 26 is on Page 134

Oh, Excuse Me ~ Song 10 in Day 26 is on Pages 132 & 133

Oh, God, Make Haste! ~ Song 5 in Day 18 is on Page 88

Oh, My Gentle Love ~ Song 29 in Day 39 is on Pages 230 & 231

Okay ~ Poem 19 in Day 18 is on Page 87

Our Test ~ Poem 15 in Day 18 is on Page 84

Praised Be Our Incarnate Word ~ Song 18 in Day 35 is on Page 192

[Alabado Sea el Verbo Encarnado] ~ Song 18 in Day 35 is on Page 192

Presence ~ Poem 37 in Day 38 is on Page 223

Speak to Me of Life –Song 2 in Day 11 is on Page 51

Suffer ~ Poem 8 in Day 12 is on Pages 57 & 58

Thank You For The Gifts Of Life -Poem

Thank You, Lord ~ Song 27 in Day 38 is on Page 222

The Chimes In My Heart ~ Poem 25 in Day 26 is on Pages 129 & 130

The Form Of Jesus ~ Poem 23 in Day 25 is on Page 127

This Handkerchief ~ Poem 20 in Day 24 is on Page 113

Today Is A Day Of Mourning ~ Poem 5 in Day 10 is on Pages 43 & 44

Treasures ~ Poem 1 in Day 3 is on Page 11

Walking Beside You ~ Song 25 in Day 37 is on Pages 214 & 215

We Are God’s People ~ Song 23 in Day 37 is on Page 210

We Come Before You For More ~ Poem 21 in Day 25 is on Page 119

Why I’m Sure ~ Song 17 in Day 34 is on Page 189

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES:

Romans 8:28 in Day 6 is on Page 27

Ephesians 1:3-6 in Day 8 is on Page 33

Psalm 46:11 on Day 8

Drop the Rocks ~ Poem by Sister Patricia Ann Smith, OP in Day 15 is on Pages 72 & 73

Philippians 4:13 in Day 15 is on Page 74

John 5:1-9 in Day 17 is on Page 81

Proverbs 3:5-6 in Day 20 is on Page 97

Proverbs 9:1-6 in Day 25 is on Page 120

1 Corinthians 1:8-9 in Day 26 is on Page 128

1 Corinthians 13:7-8 in Day 26 is on Page 129

Matthew 18:19-20 in Day 29 is on Page 150

John 16:26-27 in Day 30 is on Page 158

Exodus 14:10-16 in Day 30 is on Page 163

Isaiah 43:1-5 in Day 33 is on Page 182

Galations 5:22-26 in Day 39 on Page 227ut your text in this area