When thou hast thanked thy God
For every blessing sent,
What time will then remain
For murmurs or lament?
R. C. TRENCH.
So I finally went out and bought myself the 2018 calendar. I had to talk myself into it, because I'm afraid of the dollar store. Yes, you heard me right. I'm afraid of the dollar store. I cannot go in there and walk out with just one item, even if I make a list. Emily thinks it's just hilarious. Well, maybe she should do the shopping then.
I buy my calendars there, because I see no reason to spend around twenty dollars for something I'm going to scribble all over. Besides, I really like their selection of landscapes and the size of the calendar.
Calendars are pretty important around here. For as long as I could remember, Emily and I have been writing down all our appointments, dates, activities and any other important facts on it. Every Sunday, we check our calendar for that week to see what we are doing. We do this for two reasons: One, we always know where the other person is at any point in time. Two, it keeps us organized where we don't overlap appointments. It's much easier to make plans when they are written down in front of us. One can see the whole picture.
Excuse the comment above the picture, but this is how I feel almost daily. It is a real struggle for me to live with people. I push myself constantly to mingle with the world. Although, there are times, that I wish I could live in my own bubble. When I saw that picture, it spoke to me wholeheartedly. This is the secret me.
As you can see, I have quite a few Bible studies that I'm trying to complete. I take my time, even when the study is over, I continue on trying to finish them. In the past, that would really bother me and I would hurriedly rush through the lessons. No longer do I do that. I take my time and really try to delve into the lesson. As the year comes to an end, my focus has shifted to finishing and preparing. Finishing any past projects and preparing for the New Year. This has become quite a tradition for this time frame. What are some ways you prepare or do you have any traditions for the end of the year? I would love to hear them.
Have a Blessed day everyone.
The Gratitude Challenge:
Today I am grateful for a good night's sleep.