Spring Things

Thursday, May 12, 2011


Assessment

Things I've Learned (so far) This Spring:

(1) My boys are not ready for slushies in the back seat of the car. Darn that Sonic Happy Hour. So enticing and yet, we are so not ready.

(2) Chasing Big Guy on his bike with Little Guy in the jogging stroller is exhausting.

Wait!

(3) Little Guy is heavy, and I am not a runner. Never was, never wanted to be, still am not.

(4) I need a bike.

(5) Oak tree pollen is always worse than I remember.

Weren't you clean 12 hours ago?

(6) Taking a social media break for a long weekend can be nice. Really nice.

(7) I need to read my Bible every day. When I miss it, it shows. (I should know this by now.)

(8) I need to pray every day. When I miss it, it shows. (I should know this by now.)

Thank you, God, for spring. And for being there, every day.

(9) It won't kill me or anyone else if I say "No" to something.

(10) Even better, it is good to take risks and say, "Yes."

Recent nos?
My part time job.
Certain volunteer commitments.

Recent yeses?
Less distracted motherhood.
Pursuing writing with more purpose.
Working with Hubby.
More focused volunteer duties.

Somehow, it appears that I have more on my plate now. Hmmmm. Less distracted motherhood is going to be a continuing challenge. Still, I feel good; like I'm moving in the right direction. My focus has shifted onto the things I am really, truly passionate about. We'll see what I've learned come summer and fall.

Are you making changes these days? Learning anything? How do you know when it is time to say, "No," and when it is time to say, "Yes?"

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3 Responses to “Spring Things”

  1. This is encouraging "
    Recent yeses?
    Less distracted motherhood.
    Pursuing writing with more purpose.
    Working with Hubby.
    More focused volunteer duties." Sometimes saying "no" is necessary to keep our sanity! I love Sonic too...those slushie things are awesome but you are right...too messy with kids!:)

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  2. Changes these days...hmmm....trying to be more gentle in my speech when my kids are angry. Lower my voice, use my eyes before I use my words. In other words, just stop and look deeply at them. They get that. ;)

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  3. Ooh. That is good. I'll use it! Also, how cool that our husbands have the same birthday!

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