Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Autumn Prayer Journal Curators, volume 3...
Let's get started for this week, yes?
Inspiration - This week, I am inspired by my little Anne. She has been SO tired every night from her long days at school. I really feel badly watch her make this transition to full time school, like I should be protecting her from it. :-\ But as saucy as she can be in the mornings, she never complains about going to school. She's going through a lot of changes right now (school, loose teeth, growth spurts), yet she always does what needs to be done. I need to emulate her resilience more.
Nourish - Speaking of Anne, she and I have developed a new habit of praying a decade of the rosary together each night before she goes to bed. We've been consistent at it, and it really lifts my spirits each evening. *heart*
Spread Joy - Yesterday, for the first time in a long time, I had a good day at work. All three of my classes went exceedingly well, and it made me recall WHY I love teaching. Thus, I was in an excellent mood when I left my office and was walking out to the parking lot to fetch my car. As I was walking, someone started following me. This sounds all ominous, but it's actually just because parking is hard to come by here, and they wanted my space. :0 Instead of being irritated like has been my usual reaction to everything of late, I gestured to her where my car was and that I was definitely leaving, so that she could zoom over and put her blinker on to claim the spot. After I got in my car and set my podcast listening set up, I speedily pulled out, and she waved to me as I drove away. I waved back, and thought to myself: "That is SO much more enjoyable than being cranky and irritable all the time!"
Projects - Still with the 70's socks! BUT, I am on the foot of sock #2, and I am projecting that I will have the finished pair photographed and able to show you next week at this time. *high five!*
Involve - I've been reading along in my Mother Angelica book, and learning so much about her steadfast faith and trust in the Lord. I have SO MUCH to learn from her.
Reflect - Lord, there are a lot of ups and downs to our days. Help me to navigate this sea of life with grace and humility. Our Lady Star of the Sea, pray for us.
End Goals - Continue to compartmentalize my work life. Work anxieties stay at work, and are not to be brought home to disturb my family life. This turned out beautifully this week.
Do you have an INSPIRE for the week? I'd love to see it below!