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?