How are y’all doing on your yearly goals/words/baby steps?
Remember, if you’ve fallen off the wagon, no biggie. Just get up and think it through a bit. Is your goal still do-able? Did life momentarily blow you off course or is your goal too big and overwhelming (break it into smaller steps)? Do you need better reminders? Do you need to organize a spot in your house to make your goal easier to do? Do you need an accountability partner?
I’m working on being clearer about what I want and need (a communication skill). I think I’m doing pretty well with that. The funny thing is in working through how to communicate needs I find that some of my “needs” are fillers for what I really want. (I’m moving from communication skills to heart awareness.) Should be interesting.
My word this year is “gracious.” Mostly I have slowed down and prayed quite a bit. I’m slower to speak, slower to react. I’m trying to give people (especially my man) room to be the mix of good, bad and other that we all are. Perfectionism is in a coma (and will hopefully never recover). It’s an ongoing effort to understand the grace and love I have received, that I need to turn around and heap on everyone else.
I still have sticky notes on my computer and I do see them most days. So far that is keeping me on task.
We have to take baby steps, starting with an increasing awareness of our habits and a willingness to chip away at the ones that aren’t doing us any good. Mary DeTurris Poust
Happy Home Fairy: Wisdom From A Snowman “Some people are worth melting for.”
Lysa TerKeurst: Learn To Love Your Story – #BEaNOTICER Notice the rich evidence of life in messes and mishaps.
For Better – Or What?: The “Isn’t My Spouse Awful?” Game Dealing with our different beliefs with graciousness.