Hopefully today you are feeling thankful for lots of pictures of Royce, because that is what you’ve got. And Royce is thankful for a giant pile of sugar and gluten. It’s the little things. ( And by little things I mean a piece of cake the size of your head. )
1.) I will work to grow closer to God and more like Christ.
2.) I will try to daily show Peter respect and love in ways that he appreciates.
3.) I will pour myself into loving my kids, giving them a stable foundation and ministering to their hearts.
4.) I will encourage and enjoy my extended family members and closest friends.
5.) I will serve at church in the capacity that I feel God calling me to.
At this point in my life these are the important things. If something does not fall under a category on that list, it might not make the cut into my schedule, or my mind. It helps me not to get wrapped up in discontentment or paralyzed by a to-do list that is too long. It helps me to not put so much pressure on myself to be the best at everything or to be everything to every one. It helps me to say “no” without guilt and also to say “yes” without guilt to the things on that list. I have found this way of thinking to be so freeing for me and to give me so much more joy. When I do make time to do things that are not on that list, for example crafting, blogging, cleaning and organizing my house, I feel so much less pressure because these are the peripheral things-not the big 5. I recognize that everyone’s lists are different, so in no way do I judge people who do things differently than me. I just know for me, this is the way I want/need things to be right now and I am thankful that God has helped me to realize it, implement it and feel the peace of it. Yay simplicity!