Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Success, Recently

I've been feeling like a failure the last week or two. Chores not getting completed, kids not following directions, marriage not being tended to. So I've decided to pick myself up and think about where I have seen some success. Here goes...

Success is:

Getting the wash into the dryer before mildew sets in.

Getting through half a day without putting any junk food in my mouth.

Getting to bed by 10:30pm on a week night.

Getting a shower by 9am in the morning.

Not throwing away any fruit because it has gone bad.

Not having to toss left-overs that didn't get eaten.

Buying only what was on my list!

Between the needs of 4 kids, finding time to look into my husband's eyes and say "I love you."

Spending any time at all in prayer or reading my Bible.

Realizing that I'm not the only one who's kids aren't perfect.

Knowing (or at least thinking) that your teenager is still a virgin.

Seeing my children smile.

Knowing that God loves me enough to give me a break once in a while.

Thank you.


Crystal said...

Great post!!!!! Keep on focusing on what is true, you are not failing!!! God bless you and have a great day~

He And Me + 3 said...

I am gonna have to second every one of those. Great post!

Beth E. said...

Sounds like a good plan to me! I would have to improve quite a bit to meet these ...especially the one about getting in bed by 10:30 p.m.

Tim said...

Great post Leah!!!! Best I've read in some time. I liked every single one of those. If your doing all of that everyday then how can you consider yourself a failure? I dont. :)

Love and Prayers,


Carolee said...

I have been the same way. Maybe it's Spring fever.

God never gives us more than we can handle- at least that's what they say... :-)

Of course, I have survived all the drama life brings, so I guess it's true!