A little randomness from our January.
I woke up and looked at the clock this morning. 3:33 it said. I thought “Jeremiah” and went back to sleep. We looked up Jeremiah 3:33 and, well, there isn’t one. Then we looked at 33:3. Wonderful words. I grabbed the image off Pintrest, not sure of the source.
Learning to make good choices in the face of strong emotions is tough. For me. An adult. It is a skill I want my children to learn. There are a couple of keys there- skill and learn. Skills take time and training to learn properly.
I came up with this tool for my children to fill in or at least for us to talk through when they have made an emotional choice. Of course we want to get to a place where we recognize the emotions pushing us and make a good choices anyway. We have to start where we are. Being able to label emotions, even in retrospect is a start.
We spent the afternoon outside, around the campfire and in the giant puddle our spring like weather is making. When it gets cold again they will have their own skating rink.
One morning I went to wake up the kids the moon was setting.
Across the sky the pink of the sun was rising.
What are some blessings or lessons from your January?