It's a new day and a new week. And boy am I glad last week is over! I made my goal of not going to Goodwill or any yard sales--and it was hard! Especially when I went to the stores in the same shopping center as GW. I was really proud of myself for resisting though.
AND I worked out 3 days. Yea, me!
So this week I've decided to work on a goal that's really been on my mind lately. My relationship with one of my children is not what I would like it to be. Too many times, I've blamed it on her. You know--if she'd listen to me, things would be so much easier. If she'd do what I tell her, we'd all be happy. It couldn't possibly be MY fault! You know the drill.
Then this weekend, as I was praying about this particular subject, it became glaringly clear just how much of our situation is my doing. Now maybe this sounds arrogant to you. It does to me, too. I don't think I started out that way. It kind of just happened without me knowing it. My goal this week is to repent of my know-it-all attitude, as well as my critical and judgmental nature toward this child. I haven't walked in her shoes and we rarely know how we'll react in any given situation until we're actually IN that situation. My goal is to be more loving and compassionate, less critical. Do you know the old saying about God giving us two ears and only one mouth? Apparently we are meant to listen twice as much as we speak!
I don't know if said child reads this blog. If she does, I hope she'll realize I'm trying harder. And I hope this time next week I'll be reporting to you about a closer relationship.
Link up with Lauren at Long Winded Lauren! Come on, people--let's get this thing going and help each other get and stay motivated!!