Wednesday, February 1, 2012

29 Days - Day One (2/1)

I'm a planner. I like to be in control. I like to have things neat and proper and everything planned to a "T". But this challenge has thrown me. I'd been brainstorming about the kinds of things I could do -- and have a few things in mind already. But I think part of challenging myself to being open to God's plan for me is to just "be" and see where the opportunity may just come up to give. But then I'm afraid that if I do that, I might miss an opportunity and that a day would go by where I didn't give.
* Today, I got up with my husband and made him his lunch. Something he usually does himself, but this morning I got up and did it for him.

* When I left the Sprout market, I smiled and said "Good morning" to a random stranger. Imagine my surprise, when I heard my 3-yr. old mimic me to say "Good morning" herself.

* When we got home, instead of jumping immediately into household chores, I spent the morning playing with and reading to my youngest daughter. In return, she gave me the gift of laughter -- her giggles just filling the room and my heart with joy.

* As I was preparing dinner, I realized that there were two gifts I could give my husband. Instead of leaving a full trash can for him to empty when he came home from the base, I emptied the trash myself and put in a new bag. I also refilled our iced tea pitcher instead of leaving less than a glass and making him make a new pitcher.

I have to keep reminding myself that small is ok and that a gift doesn't have to be a grand thing.


Eco Mama said...

Great start Jennifer!