|Making Precious Things Plain|
I need goals. Too frequently I think about them a lot but never write them down.
"In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it." Robert Heinlein
|My daily trivial time-waster|
- So, my habit to break is wasting time during the day. That's not always limited to computer time. There are a lot of ways I can improve the way I spend my time. I don't want to look back on my life and realize how much time I could have spent with my children that I wasted browsing around online or reading a magazine or whatever else. All of that has its place. Just not when I can be engaged with my family or keeping my home nice.
- That brings me to my next goal - the Make It goal. I will choose love.
- Rachel from Hands Free Mama issued a challenge to her readers to spend the next three weeks consciously choosing love. I have thought about that a lot since reading the post earlier in the week. Here are some ways I have already done so:
- Said yes to a prolonged tickle fight with my toddlers. What a blast!
- Said no to extended Kindle time asked for by my 3-year old. She had had enough time and needed to exercise her creativity.
- Said yes to special Kindle time for my 9-year old. She doesn't get to play it very often.
- Helped my daughter finish her vegetables so she could eat a cookie. I scraped some off her plate and fed her the rest. Normally I would decide she needed to choose to act for herself if she really wanted the cookie. Both of us felt so much better with the more loving option.
- Put everything aside to just sit with my husband. I need to do this way more often!
- Let my baby sit on my lap to play the piano when I really wanted to just sit and play by myself. She loved it!
- Wrote a letter to my brother and helped my daughter write her own. Writing letters might be my Make It goal for next month.
Right now my life's work is in my home with my husband and children. As the quote says, I need to act accordingly.
Here are a few memes that say it all.
|Little Things are Important|
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