April 06, 2011

Wake Up Wednesday

Last week's challenge was to buy or plant flowers for someone.  I planned on planting some flowers at my sister's home.  She and her husband just bought their first home and have busy renovating it.  Frankly, I had to give her a rain check because we got 6 inches of snow the other day.  I don't mind a little snow, but that was a lot.  I think I got a little overly anxious with the flower challenge.  Spring just isn't quite here in Utah.  No worries.  I'll plant some for her in a few weeks.

This week's challenge is to refrain from speaking negatively about others.  Yeah, that's a big one.  It's so easy to analyze other people's actions and make comments to others about them.  Sometimes it's just a little thing, but my mom used to make us evaluate whether what we were saying was kind, necessary, and true.  Yikes.  That cuts out a lot of conversation :)  For me there's a goal that's even bigger than this that I've been thinking about a lot lately.  I have come to the conclusion that is it really important for us to believe in each other - not to criticize or analyze, but to believe.  Believing in others helps them rise to their potential.  I have witnessed some amazing changes in others when someone chose to believe in them. 

If you're participating in this challenge I have a suggestion.  It's not a challenge you can just check off the list.  I think it would be great to have a visual reminder somewhere for yourself.  Maybe you could tack up a little note on your mirror or in your car.  Whatever works for you.

Now, let's hear about how last week's challenge went for you.  Did you buy someone flowers?


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