I am finally joining back in with Cate on my progress for the year. As most of my resolutions are currently neglected I thought I focus on some lessons I’m learning.
These are unsettled times and I am trying to learn and change and grow in it all.
Here are some light-hearted and serious things that I have thought about and possibly learnt over the last few weeks.
1. Use your nice stuff – yes it might get smashed or dirty but it also might be completely destroyed tomorrow without being used at all.
2. Small children feel safer when they know what to do. Practicing drills gives them a sense of control and safety – it doesn’t freak them out.
3. It’s always good to have well stocked cupboards.
4. Write down the phone numbers you use.
5. Be kind and inclusive of strangers – they may have just moved to your area, they may have suffered trauma, they might be lonely and don’t judge them by their bad shoes it might be they have lots of cool shoes back where they normally live.
6. Matching crockery is overrated.
7. When you are 2 Sparkling water is also known as ‘spicy water’ and it isn’t nice.
8. Home-baking makes life feel normal.
So that’s my progress for the year. Still boiling water here which is a drag but nothing compared to people who have lost everything and also those in Japan who are so often in my thoughts and prayers.
This is a verse I have been revisiting often this week –
“I have loved you with an everlasting love;
I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.
will build you up again,
and you, Virgin Israel, will be rebuilt.
Again you will take up your timbrels
and go out to dance with the joyful.
Again you will plant vineyards
on the hills of Samaria;
the farmers will plant them
and enjoy their fruit. “
As for exercise and good eating – does thinking about them count???
Sorry about the lack of photos – I figured photos of smashed crockery weren’t that exciting. There are some hot cross bun photos yesterday!