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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Small Successes

"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."

1) With the exception of this morning, I have been getting up even earlier & to spend time in prayer & Bible reading. I still can't believe how much differently the days go when I take that extra time. We still have our moments, but they pass much quicker.

2) When faced with several furnace issues in the past couple weeks, including a whole day w/out it running in teen degree temperatures (we did have our gas fireplace), I did not get upset. I just went with the flow. I attribute this success to No. 1 above!

3) When the munchkins wanted to spend this morning cleaning I let them. Sure, it was probably a diversionary tactic to avoid school, but who was I to argue when they WANTED TO CLEAN! The Prophet did ask if we could skip school today so that we could clean. He said he wants a cleaner house. I said we would do some schoolwork, but make it a lighter day if they would do the incomplete stuff on Saturday. He agreed.

We're taking a half hour break right now. So far they have swept the kitchen floor, vacuumed both lower level rooms & the stairs, cleaned the windows, sponge mopped the kitchen & entry floors, straightened up all downstairs clutter (except my mess in the school area), cleaned the bathroom toilet, wiped down walls, doors, & counters, & started on their rooms...& it's not even lunchtime yet.

So, how has your past week been? Check out Faith & Family Live for more successes & to share your own. God Bless & have a wonderful week!


Young Mom said...

Wow! Send your kids over to my house! What's your secret? And way to on your mornings, I am still trying to get conistant in my time with God.

munchesmom said...

Thanks for stopping by, Young Mom! Unfortunately there is no secret. It was, in fact, a fluke I'm sure! Usually they throw a fit if I ask them to pick up one little toy.