Sunday, January 29, 2012

Light No. 4

Wow.  Four weeks into the year?
This past week was a week of letting some things go in favor of people and relationships.  I feel like I chose the right thing, although I am still recovering all the messes and my lack of keeping up with it all.

I did some art work this week that was so good for me.  I did some Soul Restoration work that was helpful.  I made a mess all over the place doing it too.  And I'm still glad I did it.

Kurt put up a new light in the basement for me today so I can work in my art area at any hour of the day or night.  I LOVE light!!!  Honestly, after I chose that word, light, I wondered if maybe I should have chosen something else like joy, peace you know something more common.  Yet this past week as I have thought and thought about that word I have realized it is the perfect word for me this year.  It caused me to admire the sunset with my children this week; it reminded me to open the blinds, it warmed me right up.

There are so many things I could have done a better job with this week.  Yet there is a lot I did do.  I went to the gym 5 times.  I spent time with friends that I cherish.  I cut chocolate out of my diet (gasp, I'm still surprised with myself).  I ate salad for lunch 4 days in a row.  I layed down on the floor and played cards with my three year old.  I took a deep breath and re-worded my thoughts before I spoke some thoughts to my oldest daughter that could have been taken negatively.  Kurt and I went on a date.  I planned and delivered invites for a get together at my house to try to make new friends.  I organized a few drawers and Emma's room a lot.  {I give it about 5 days to be back to normal!}  I read scriptures and listened to inspiring messages.  I connected with a few family members who don't live nearby.  I went to the post office (one of my most despised errands).  I finished two books.  I went to bed earlier.  

I felt more light in my life!  I have a million miles to go, but I am still going to call it a success.
sailing on to month two,

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