Thursday, March 19, 2009

Small Successes

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"It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, we do exactly that. " Find more encouragement at Faith and Family Live.

  1. As we were getting ready for Sunday mass, Becca woke up in my bed and requested, "Read me a book." Without any negotiating, I found a (short) library book (there were plenty on the floor to choose from!) and sat down and read it to her. We both enjoyed those snuggly moments.
  2. As a family we've given up sweets for Lent, and we're doing well. My individual "fast" involves decreased blog-reading, but I was only following through vaguely--until now! My small success is that since last Friday I've been setting a timer and enforcing my 20 minute rule. It's not easy, but it's good to feel honest at last.
  3. I married a wonderful man, who, in addition to being a model husband and father, also has plumbing skills! Okay, I'm taking credit for something I did almost 23 years ago, but that's the big bright spot of my recent garbage disposal faux pas. Even one day without a dishwasher and kitchen sink (and kitchen water, for that matter) is an enlightening experience--I take a lot for granted!

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