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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Checking In

I don't have anything remotely brilliant or deep to say, just checking in with everyone! It makes it easier to keep my goals if I make sure to check in more often.

I know I've said this before, but I'm so glad I'm doing this challenge. In the last couple of days especially, I'm feeling the blessings. I'm being given the energy to be a better mother, and the results in my children are nothing short of miraculous! These changes didn't happen right away. In fact, I had really been struggling for a long time, as anyone reading my last personal blog post will know. Suddenly doing more of what you should do doesn't always fix everything overnight. But since I've kept at this challenge I'm feeling more of God's inspiration in how to raise my children, and we are becoming a happier home. These last few days have been some of the best we've had together and I know I'm on the right track. My heart is very full and very thankful.

Is anyone else doing the "Just One Week" goal? I had plans to do it but keep forgetting to start. I should probably plan to start on Mondays since that's the day I tend to start everything off new. Gives me something to ponder on for these next few days...

Anyway, how's the exercise, scripture study, weekly goal going? I know we keep track on the clipboard, but feel free to share your thoughts with everyone and keep the support going!

Happy Wednesday!


Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

The reading scriptures "regularly" has been a big help to me, too. (I'm glad I didn't commit to the exercise thing because between deathly cold weather and sick kids, etc., I have not been doing well in that area and I'd owe you all about $50 by now.) But honestly, I've had a better perspective about many small things during the day and, strangely enough, seen the biggest difference in the way I feel about my husband. I think little annoyances (that have nothing to do with him) have built up in the past and then I take it out on him, just because the frustration needed someplace to go. The scripture reading has helped me a lot in not getting so frustrated in the first place. I'm really happy with that rediscovered blessing.

Michal said...

if it weren't for this challenge, i would be giving in to my "i'm too tired" routine all the time. i am so grateful for the way that you guys are pushing me to make these habits routine. i am feeling so good about myself for accomplishing the exercise goal. and the scripture study goal? well i set it because i already knew that there is a direct correlation between how well i manage my life/temper/anxiety/ etc and whether or not i read my scriptures. but that hasn't always translated into daily reading. duh! anyway, i'm a happy camper.

Aubrey said...

This challenge is always in the back of my mind reminding me to just get up and get to it even if I dont want to. That;s what goal keeping is all about.