There are so many things I wish I could say I’d do “no more”, but I’d be lying if I stated that I wouldn’t do them. I know I do not have the will power of a snail trying to go super-fast even if their life depended on it. (Despite what the Turbo series would have you to believe concerning a snails desire to go fast anywhere.)
No More Ignoring the Small Things
I stressed how the small things can add up and cause a person to become overly stressed. However, what I didn’t mention is how there are plenty of small things in life worth remembering and hanging onto.
I use to take the time out to dream with my kids. We would look at the clouds together and play the “What Do You See” game. It would always amaze me the fast differences of what we would see. One person would see an alligator, one a set of gates leading to heaven, and yet another would see a dragon. Then we’d create stories with those different visions using our combined imaginations. It was so much fun for all of us.
Jimmy started up the game again on the way home from taking trash off. Instead of slowing down for ten-twenty minutes and playing the game with him, I kept going. Later that day, I regretted not seizing that moment in time to create yet another bonding moment with my kids. It was time I could have easily spared. It made me wonder how many other moments I’ve let slip through my fingers trying to rush “to nowhere.”
My husband does so many small things that makes my day so much brighter. His small kisses as he’s walking out the door, or his simple look that he gives me over the kids. Or the fact that he’ll stop me in the middle of the walkway for a big huge hug and kiss. Our kids see all of these things, and are completely rest reassured that no matter what their parents go through that they are going to work it out.
How many times in a day do you bypass enjoying those small things in your life?
No More Letting Fear Rule My Life
This is the biggie! At least it is for me. I live with major insecurity issues.
I live in wonder about whether or not my husband still finds me sexy, and I shouldn’t because he shows me EVERYDAY in some form or another that he does. I live in fear that I’m totally utterly messing up this parenting thing, but then I have my kids all of them including our dog fighting for the chance to cuddle up with me every morning or on movie nights. I live in fear that I’m not homeschooling them well enough, and then Jimmy’s test scores came back and he excelled in all but one subject. I live in fear that when I expose a part of my inner self with you all that I’m going to scare you away, but then I get comments from you that make me feel so much better that you appreciate reading these types of posts and you want more of them. I live in fear that my work isn’t always that strong, but then I get emails and letters of praise from my employers.
I shouldn’t live in fear at all because God promises that he will take care of my every need. He always has! Time and time again. He’s given me the means to invest in the program I wanted to use to be able to create websites. I just have to take the time to learn how to use them. They are totally amazing themes, and I know once I conquer using them they are going to blow your mind.
I’ve literally written an entire book chapter in my head today on the way home. It would have been helpful to have Del’s recorder with me so that I could have said everything that crossed my mind. Now, I’m unsure if I can revive those words again. However, it did give me a very solid idea for a book. I just have to figure in time to write in it too until it’s done.
How often do you let fear impact your life in a negative way?
No More Excuses
I’ve had many ideas floating through my mind for the past three year now. I’ve literally invested in so many training tools on blogging, working at home, and so many other things to become my own boss I probably could start my own business just from that material alone.
I’ve been earning income from home for a while now. However, I’ve dabbed into so many different things that I’ve failed to become a true expert at any one thing. I can literally tell you how to earn money in so many ways online. But what good is that, if I’m not earning enough to fully support my family on it when I’m so busy spending my time learning new things over and over again? If I would take my learning time and work on all of the things I’ve already invested in and learned in the past three years… I very well could cause us to live in a very lucrative lifestyle.
I need to figure out how to make all of that happen throughout 2014. There is more than enough hours in a day if I get a more organized schedule. Del even offered to learn anything to help me make it happen. Jimmy has too. However, Del is also going to be doing his woodworking in a more advanced manner now too. I’m so eager to see what all he creates. I love seeing his creativity. Now that he will have an official shop and tools worth working with, it’s going to be so much fun.
What are you going to be doing “No More” of throughout 2014?
4 comments on “Blog Dare 28: “No More…””
Great words! No more excuses and no more forgetting about the little things. I’ve been focusing more on time with my family and taking time for those little things. Have a great New Year!
It’s not easy focusing on the little things when we have so many big things we want to get accomplished. It’s hard figuring out how to make it all happen at times.
Great advice. I get bogged down on small things like housework instead of relishing small things like moments of joy with my children.
I think we all do that. I know I got bogged down with blogging and other what I thought to be more important things, and that’s why it was so eye opening for me to see that within myself.