2010 is here already. Where did 2009 go? Not that I'm not glad to see it go, but still didn't we just celebrate the beginning of 2009? It did start so hopefully.
I've been really soul searching and trying to come up with things to help me fix the things I'm not happy with. Father Richard on Friday said, "If you don't have any resolutions, you are spiritually dead. You should always WANT to improve as a person." I agree. So, here's what I'm working on.
Each year I pick a word to help me focus on improving one thing in my life. This year, after a long time spent contemplating, I came up with order or rather, I snitched it. I need order my life, my schedule, my daily tasks, my prayer life, my spiritual life, my children's homeschool. I could go on and on. You get the picture.
One thing I'm working on besides order is tone of voice. My children have been sniping at each other quite a bit. I snapped scolded them and then realized that I'm modeling the exact behavior that I abhor in them. So, I'm working on not using such an ugly tone of voice. I'm going to work on not yelling. This is going to be a tall order since I'm essentially a single parent for the next year. Please pray for me on this one. It's something I know I've been needing to work on.
I need to work out some more details but I'll try to post some ideas and plans that I have.