In my quest to change my inner self, I have started several new things -- exercising, changing the way I eat, to name a couple. Still, I have been living in the "Land of Negativity." As my sweet husband and I were talking the other day, he said, "Why are you doing this blog?" For myself, I said. Later he said, "Why are you exercising?" For myself, I said. His reply? "Be careful how many things you are doing for yourself."
Ouch! At first, I wanted to rebel from those words. (I tend to be rebellious, a little bit! :) ) But as I thought about his words, I knew that he was right. I DO need to limit how many things I do for myself. So the past few days, I have been concentrating on consciously doing what I do for those around me. For example, I exercise so that I can live a healthier, longer life to be with my children. I do this blog so that my parents and my husband's parents have a way to keep up with us as they live so far away.
To put things even lower on the shelf ;-), I make my children clean their rooms not so that I have a clean house and can feel good about things but rather so that they will be organized, clean s. I want them to obey, not so that I am not embarrassed in public, but so that they become responsible, God-fearing s.
Why do you do what you do?
We had a little friend over yesterday (who is quite a handful), and had some craft time. Below is Derek busily gluing. Once he found out how to put the glue on, he did not put any more items on his picture!
Lauren busy at work making her picture "so pretty."
That pesky glue just won't come off my fingers, Mom!
Lauren's finished product.
Derek's finished product with a little help from mom.
Have a great day, and remember to not just do the right things, but to do the right things for the right reasons, as well!