Today’s commitment to self:
1. Read the scriptures first thing in the morning. Mark meaningful verses. Ask how are these verses relevant to me? To my family? To the world at large? How can i use this information to add to my values? Start building a tree or maybe even a tree house. Buy fat felt pens to draw with (did it).
2. Clean bedroom and recommit to creating a sacred place/space.
3. Live the Word of Wisdom. Plan healthy to eat healthy foods. Create a menu and a shopping list before going to the store. Use fresh first. use what there is. Discuss with Emily (she doesn’t seem to be bothered, but i did try). Plan who is going to cook/clean and what and when.
In the UK the month of October is known as Stoptober – the month that people commit to stopping smoking. Well i do not smoke, but my daughter Grace, who writes here The Beauty is in the Blue Prints, also doesn’t smoke, but has suggested giving up chocolate for 28 days. As this fits in with my values and commitments to myself i have decided to take up the challenge. So no chocolate for 28 days from today. Can it be done? Anyone who knows me and friendship with chocolate will probably be laughing right now, but that’s okay for i shall do my best. It is time to stop doing nothing and it’s time to start living the life God wants me too.
“Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering.
Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness” (Colossians 3:12-14)