Patient: Needing to be more patient as I begin to change a few things in our families diet. God has been convicting me for some time to change some things about the way we eat and I am on board now. After my friend came for a visit and we talked lots about processed food and the reaction our bodies have from it I have been patiently collecting information and seeking ways to make real changes..simply so I can stick to them. So far so good.
Kind: After going to a Little Flower meeting with Molly I was reminded of the virtue of Cheerfulness. It is a virtue to be cheerful even when you feel there is NOTHING to be cheerful about. And being cheerful is different that be joyful. Being cheerful is an outward expression. I like being cheerful...I like being around cheerful people.
Encouraging: Feeling encouraged about my home school state or affairs for next year. With year 1 in Virginia almost under my belt I can see the GREAT homeschooling future I have here and I am SUPER encouraged by that!!
Selfless: Knowing that making some of these changes with our food choices will require more of me..more time to shop, prepare and consider our food choices. Trying not to be sad about the 3 rows a day I have been able to knit on my shawl that I want to wear desperately!!
Self-Controlled: Fighting the urge to sleep that extra 20 minutes and put my run off until later...
Content: Trying to be happy with the small steps I am making in lots of different areas. Knowing that all good things come in time.
Forgiving: myself...not trying to be dramatic..but I can be harsh sometimes with myself for the things I don't get to or do...There is no need !
Trusting: I decided not to do our day school, Aquinas Learning, next year. I was going to but suddenly felt like I needed to put my energy somewhere else. I am trusting in God that it was what I was supposed to do. I want my kids to build friendships and I think next year they will get to do that a bit better by NOT going to Aquinas.
Hopeful: I am so full of hope for so many things. Hopeful to prepare better meals for my family..hopeful to have my Divine Mercy Novena prayers answered, hopeful for a good home school week. I am hopeful for my children who are finding their way amongst friends.
Thankful: For 2 moms who spent the whole school year with 30 kids teaching them about drama and letting them be dramatic. Especially for giving Emily and Molly the chance to lead in 2 of the 3 plays they put on. I am thankful for getting the chance to watch my girls memorize their lines and shine in front of lots of people. I so thankful for people who do so much for others...
Have a Great Week!!