He has chosen each one of you for Himself, to be His light and His love in the world. The simplest way to become His light is to be kind and loving, thoughtful and sincere with each other. As Jesus said: “By this they will know that you are my disciples.” -from Thirsting for God
Today I'm linking up with Catholicmom.com for Small Success Thursday! I love this link up because it's so important to look for the small successes in the week. Sometimes we really get overwhelmed and lose sight of the little things that make it a great week (even when it seems like not such a great week - ya know?!). Check out the other posts. Join in if you blog. It's tons of fun.
Happy Happy Thursday of you Small Success-ers!
I think we are having a pretty successful week around here. We have had lots of rain and the lakes are rising. Thank you God! We have a whole pile of clothes for goodwill and a bed that is going to the Gabriel Project (A Catholic Charity). We will have baseball practice tonight if not for the rain.
Taking Care of Me. Um, remember that time a frozen chicken fell out of the freezer and landed on your foot and you waited two days to get it checked out (because you had things to do for others) and then you had to go to the ER to get it x-rayed? NO? Oh, that was just me! I had to stay off it for a couple of days and it's still black and blue. BUT thankfully nothing was broken. I did learn that bone bruises are way more serious on weight bearing bones.
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Another Quarter Down! In our school-work with Seton we have pared down the busy work. HOWEVER, we still have those pesky book reports. We finally finished 2Q Report and the packet is on the way. We are switching back to MODG for next year. I will do a post. I know Jaime, I never did the "why we switched to Seton" post, but I really am going to give the whys about switching back. Anyway - we still have the 3Q Book report and 4Q Work, but we are making progress and should be done by mid-June (even with a few play days in there).
Would you laugh if I told you it's 11:30 and neither child nor teacher is motivated today? It's true. Sigh.
Less Sugar. Ok - well, I'm not going to talk about how much weight I need to lose. I'm just going to concentrate on the little things. Like - there is Easter Candy and TimTam cookies in our house and I have not eaten them. Ice cream too. My husband even noticed that I am being good. Once these are gone, no one will be eating them... we are having a less-sugar Summer. I'm careful not to say NO SUGAR because - it's silly to me.
Less Complaining. I'm really working on being honest in the right way. AND not complaining. What does that mean? Well, prudence is a virtue that we all should embrace. We are called to tell the truth, but how? You have to pray on it and find the right way to say it. AND you can't complain. Make a choice. If it doesn't work out, try something else. But don't complain. Remind me I said this, ok?
Prayers Work! I prayed about eating less sugar - and I'm improving it. I prayed about finding quiet time with God, and I'm improving it. I prayed about finances and Marque got a small raise. We are working on not buying things we don't need. We made a few purchases with the tax return, but it's time to calm that down. God is working in our lives. My lesson and success here is Praying Specifics. Ask and keep asking.
I'm a work in progress. And I thank you for coming to my humble blog.
Let's all Focus on the Good!