October 31, 2012

Wake Up Wednesday


Last week's challenge was to slow down.  I felt like I did this one well - part by choice and part by force.  Between some different sicknesses we've been taking things pretty slow around here.  The boys and I have spent a LOT of time playing games.  That's something everyone can do whether they are sick or not.  Thanks to many tips from you, we have a lot of games the boys love.  Busytown, Zingo, and Uno are the current favorites.  

Next week's challenge is to recognize your blessings.  I plan on keeping a little notepad next to my bed to jot ideas down at the end of the day.  


This challenge comes from this quote I love.

“Ask yourself, 'How did God bless me today?' If you do that long enough and with faith, you will find yourself remembering blessings. And sometimes, you will have gifts brought to your mind which you failed to notice during the day, but which you will then know were a touch of God’s hand in your life.” –Henry B. Eyring

Life has been pushing and stretching me a bit lately, so this is a challenge I really need.

So did any of you try to slow down?  I'd love to hear about it.  Thanks for being here.

6 comments:

  1. Unfortunately I have not been able to slow down over here! We will be moving in the next month, so things are getting crazy! I think I'll take next week's challenge more seriously and take note of my blessings. Thanks for posting these challenges:)

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  2. I love that quote. I don't know if it was the same speech or not but I've been answering that question every night for over 2 years. Filled up my little moleskin and moved on to the next one. It has made such a difference in my attitude. Love that challenge.

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  3. I have tried to slow down a bit the last few weeks. I am the mom of a special needs kid, and recently started a parenting strategy that is love based rather than fear based. Part of that strategy means taking time out to spend with each child individually each day in the morning, afternoon and evening. This sounds easy, but as a single mom of two who is working and going to school full time and has a challenging calling in my church, it is hard to find the time for one on one experiences. It has required a lot of slowing down, a lot of cutting out the unimportant, and a lot of prioritizing. I have seen life changing results though! My life really has gotten easier! A lot of my son's difficult behaviors have lessened as a result of this one on one time, and the time I used to spend begging, pleading and fighting with him can now be spent on more important things. It's amazing how that works!:) I have also been able to really connect with my daughter. I spend so much time focused on my son and helping him that she took a back seat a lot of times. This opportunity has helped me get to know her better, and I am honestly overwhelmed by the wonderful person she is. Thanks for your wake up Wednesdays. I love them so much!

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  4. I missed out on last week's challenge, but I'm all in for this one. I know how much happier I feel when I take the time to recognize how my life brims with blessings. Thank you for this very timely challenge!

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  5. This week's challenge is perfect! We didn't have power for 3 full days because of Hurricane Sandy. But we were lucky enough to not have any damage to our house and only lose the food in our fridge and freezer. We all are safe and now have power and a place to live when so many people just an hour away from us don't have that. This week has really taught me to count my blessings.

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