I feel some things finally gelled in my mind this week and we will get to those later, but first, a Friday's tradition must be done. On Fridays for, oh I don't know, like 269 WEEKS, I've been counting the highlights of my week. That is 1,345 blessings I wrote down. How many blessings got away from me? An un-counted blessing is a sad thing. Let's not let that happen!
You can count, and share, yours too. You can link-up how God showed up in your life at the site of our lovely hostess, Susanne, runs at Living to Tell the Story. You will enjoy this community.
1.Time with these two: lots of fun time this week with Brody and Baylee. Our daughter had to work almost each day of the week so we had them every day. Lots of snuggles, singing, book-reading and tired bones (for me) at the end of every day. Here they are looking out of the window and watching PaPa work on the car.
They look so big!
2. Time at the Lake - we only had one day to go, unless we get to squeeze in a short trip Saturday afternoon, but we had a good time and saw some lovely scenery. We smelled some awesome honeysuckle, too. It was everywhere!
I got in 10,575 steps that day. I've only managed to do 10,000 steps twice ... and both times were at a lake. Don't you think that means I need to go more often?
3. Time with the FitBit paying off. As of today, 12 lbs. lost! Slow but sure wins the race - that's my mantra right now.
4. Time to think. So important. I don't get near enough time to think. Do you? Probably what I should say, I don't make enough time for quiet and reflection. And when I do get time, it's "verra verra" difficult to actually make my mind be quiet.
5. Time to worship - this Sunday was an awesome time for meeting with God. Yes, we had a good lesson and good preaching, but the altar time was the capstone to a good day, or dare I say, a good week.
In my Daybook post, I said I was going to wrap-up my weird week with some things I've observed:
- My week was weird because it was almost totally unproductive and I don't like that. I did get one major project 95% done but I'm not used to not having a big long list of things to show for my time.
- I know it sounds crazy, but I cannot accomplish anything if I don't look my best. During my stay-cation, I tried to go some days without makeup and styling my hair but I found I feel miserable "slouching around." The truth is I have to be "ready for business," to accomplish anything worthwhile. My best thoughts come when I look my best. Perhaps other writers can relate?
- Long to-do lists not only don't work, they paralyze me. This was quite the shocker, because my readers know I adore to-do lists. Halfway through my week, when I realized how lousy things were going in the accomplishment department, I remembered something Linda Stoll said in my Daybook comments. She followed Josh Becker's advice in only having 3 things on a to-do list at a time. It freed her up. (I'm definitely going to have to check out Josh Becker.) So, each day I put down 4 things (I'm a rebel) and it went better.
- I have unrealistic expectations. This should not be a surprise to me, but I have it brought home to me quite often nonetheless.
And so ends another week on the Journey. I'm interested in YOU - how did your week go? Please share - I'd love to know!