March 09, 2011

Wake Up Wednesday

It's time for Wake Up Wednesday.  For any of you who are new to this blog, Wake Up Wednesday is a challenge to think outside yourself - to wake up and realize what's going on around you.  It began as a personal challenge for me to reach out to others, but you're all invited to participate in the weekly challenges and share how it went the next week.

Last week's challenge was to call someone you haven't spoken to in a while.  I actually got to do this a couple of times this week, but my original plan was to call my grandma.  I don't live near her and she's not computer savvy, so she doesn't really know what's going on with us.  I'm not a phone person and I try to wait to make calls until my boys are napping so I can hear.  However, after calling my grandma I felt two things.  First of all, I felt really happy to hear her voice and brighten her day.  Secondly, I felt a little guilty that I don't call her more.  It's an easy thing to do and it made me a little sad that I've let it slip through the cracks.  I'm going to try and call more.  I can do that.

Alright, let's talk about this week's challenge.  The challenge is to do something for a family member that he or she doesn't like to do

Maybe your husband hates taking out the garbage.  Maybe your mom hates cleaning the oven.  If you don't live with your family you can pick someone you do live with or someone nearby.  Just give someone a break from his or her usual duty.  This one is pretty broad.  Think outside the box :)

Now, let's hear about your week.  Did you get to call someone you haven't talked to in a while?  Let's hear about it.  Thanks for reading!

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