Saturday, October 22, 2011

Positive Words - Day 2

Well, I was off to a good start.

I really was thinking that carpool line would be one of my biggest challenges.  It will be.   Every newsletter from the beginning of time has clearly explained the drop-off/pick-up procedures.  It's not rocket science.  "C'mon People." almost rolled off my lips yesterday, but I stopped it just in time.

All went well at home until bedtime. My verbal self-control goes way downhill when I'm tired.  :-(  The girls fought.  Cupcake began to physically harrass her sister.  I stepped in.  It got physical.  After that is when my verbal onslaught started.  I did not hide my anger, frustration, or disappointment.  I did not use words that build up.  And the things I muttered under my breath and in my head were worse.

I decided before I began that I would challenge myself to go 14 days in a row, but if I blew it, I would not start over.  I will confess, apologize, and trust in God's unfailing grace.  His mercies are new every morning.

The purpose of this is to make my words a priority...To think before I speak. 

Blessings to you,


GB's Mom said...

Isn't it great that God makes each day a new one? I am beginning to think 14 is a number I will never see!

nora said...

Thank you.

DFNY said...

Good strategy, Julie. No need to start over, just learn from the situations that caused you to slip and move forward. I don't know if I'm strong enough to commit to this as you did. Best of luck.


Kim said...

Oh boy do I need a lesson in "thinking before speaking"...ugh!!! Praying for you during your challenge! You ARE making a difference!!!