Checking In Again

May 5, 2014

in the generous life

How are y’all doing on your 2014 goals/words/baby steps?

I feel like I’ve been doing pretty well with “asking specifically and clearly for what I want and need.” No mumbling or hinting or rambling for me. And learning to be “gracious” is an ongoing journey.

If you’ve fallen off the wagon, no biggie, just regroup and start again. If you’re like me, perhaps it’s time to set another baby step goal. I’m thinking about creating a “before bedtime to-do list.” I feel a bit disorganized in my day. I figure if I set things up the night before, mornings will be easier (I’m sooo not a morning person). It’s not exactly a marriage goal, but I think it will effect my marriage if I’m better prepared for the responsibilities of my day. It might even help me be a bit more gracious.

Hang in there gals. Keep practicing until your goals become second nature.

My secret is practice. David Beckham


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Sharon Mavis May 5, 2014 at 11:24 am

I have been trying to be conscious of when I am reacting to my husband’s brokenness with anger or frustration (stuffed, of course) instead of compassion for his brokenness. I wonder if it will take me a lifetime to make this shift. Even if it does, I will keep at it. It not only blesses him but it changes my heart.


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