What a week! Literally, I’ve been looking forward to this day (February 2) for a whole week now. Our time has been filled with some very good things … it’s just that for us it seems, most of those good things typically happen within the span of a week (ha!). It’s been so great though – having a spa day, women’s meeting, visiting family, catching up with old friends, games nights, coffees, play dates, errands, getting caught up with housework, etc. – yet, I’m so looking forward to the pace of this week.
. We have two Skype dates to happen this week. 1. With Judah and Hunter’s cousins (as I forgot our scheduled time to call last week within my busy brain mode – so terrible). 2. With my good friend who is living in Kleve, Germany. (it’s things like this that really make me love technology!)
. In the planner, we have a couple play dates planned for the boys (it does them and me good!).
. Grocery shopping and meal planning today.
. Working out.
. Our weekly life group meeting at our house (a great incentive for me to clean our house!).
. Outside days on the calendar as it snowed this weekend! It shouldn’t be a surprise for our winters up here, but considering I’ve been wearing flats (barefoot) for most of the month … I’m happy again to have snow to do some of our winter activities.
. Date night (it’s been a couple weeks).
As wonderful as all these things will be (and I am totally looking forward to the pace of it!), these are all things that are for me or my family. There is an essential element missing….
How am I going to GIVE this week?
You make a living by what you earn; you make a life by what you give. – Wintson Churchill
It’s something that I don’t do enough of. Go above and beyond my needs to GIVE. I do all our tasks and important things so I am self gratified. None of them are bad things, and I do not feel guilty about the excitement I have for our upcoming week. But … I do feel challenged to take on this week with a different approach. To change it up within my thinking (and hopefully within my daily life too). To literally “give things” is not the exact practice I think W.C. was meaning, but, for this week, I feel it might be the right start.
GIVING this week:
. Write a letter to someone we know who needs a pick me up – in a card version.
. Instead of getting a coffee for me, wrapping up a gift card and gifting it to someone else.
. Drop off a birthday gift in person.
How about you? Would you take the challenge to find a way to GIVE not only to yourself this week but others too? Let me know if/how you do!
pic pix: winter walks with friends, Jan.2015, Okotoks, AB