September 05, 2012

Wake Up Wednesday

Last week's challenge was to refrain from speaking negatively about others.  While I felt like I normally did pretty well with this one, it came to my attention that it's easy to slip up a little on this one within your own family.  We analyze each other's actions and then state our opinions.  And you know what?  It's completely unnecessary.  I've made a strong effort to change this.  I'm trying to only say things that are uplifting statements.  More "I know she'll work this out.  She's an amazing person." and less "I think she needs to...."

For this week I thought it was time to pick something a little less heavy.  This week's challenge is to visit someone elderly.  This is something we've done before, but I always have a great experience when we do this.  There is so much to learn from people who are farther down the road from you.  I think it's so enriching to have friendships with people who are in a different stage of life.  I have a plan to take some children from church to visit a couple of widows.  I think it'll be great.

That's all for this week.  Feel free to share any experiences you had from last week's challenge.  Thanks for stopping by. 


  1. This is a wonderful wake up Wenesday-- especially as grandparent's day is this weekend!

  2. I am sensitive to this in my empty nest stage. When you raise your own children, speaking kindly to and about others is a lot better solution that finding fault. When they get married, you hope this important upbringing will continue to be a part of how they raise their own families.

  3. I love the new wake up Wednesday idea! We're already doing it. :) We visit my husband's grandparents every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday nights of the month. We hang out with them for a couple hours each time. I think it's a good experience for our young daughter too.


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