What I am FAITHFUL to…..

Hello all!

Sorry I have been a bit MIA this week. Recovering and catching up with the family after my weekend retreat with the Luna Chix (re-cap to come).

How is it Wednesday already!!! I’ll take it though….counting down the days to a little bit of family time this weekend. I am 98% sure we are going to drive up to NY to visit my dad in Brooklyn.  The hubby can’t go due to work so that is the 2% chance of us not going. We will see…I will keep you posted.

With it being Wednesday, you know what that means right…..yup yup…. that means Wednesday Word  hosted by Deb.

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Today’s word: FAITHFUL

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I have to admit when I saw today’s word the first thing I thought about was a faithful dog which is funny because I don’t even have a dog…I am a cat person. Anyhooo, it did get me thinking about my day and daily activities and the things that I am Faithful about.

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I am Faithful to:

-God

-My family

-My friends

-Others

Faithfully:

-I wake up and give thanks and grace for waking up in the morning;

-I wake up the kiddies;

-I kiss and tell them I love them;

-I workout before the family wakes up (most days…);

-I make nutritious meals for myself and the family (they do love their not so healthy treats as we all do);

-I make a conscious effort to be friendly and kind;

-I smile (someone may really need that);

-I work hard;

-I get the kiddies to their activities (how have I become a soccer and gymnastics mom?!?!…but I love it!)

-I read to the kiddies at night and say prayers with them and again when I got to sleep.

 

As I type this out, I recognize that there are a few things I need to be more faithful :

-Checking in on my mom and dad. They both are retired and not in great health. I need to be more mindful of that and check in on them more;

-Kiss and tell my husband that I love him. Even if there are days that are harder than others;

 

Religiously, this Lent, I have been Faithful in not having any sweets….which to some may not be anything but to me has been a great struggle. In most years, by the 1st week, I am ok and Easter sneaks up on me. For some reason, this year has been really tough and this really has me thinking about my sugar need.  I don’t want to say that I am addicted (that is such a powerful word) but I do have a dependence on sugar and I really want to get a hold and understanding of it but don’t want to have to give up my faithful gummi bears and swedish fish…..the struggle is real!!!

I have not been as faithful  in my 40 days of devotion as I had intended for Lent. God knows my heart but I really would have liked to have completed this.  I tend to have difficulty in anything that I have to do every day….I am just not a steak kind if girl I guess.

 

What are you faithful in? Do you celebrate Lent?



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19 thoughts on “What I am FAITHFUL to…..

  1. runawaybridalplanner says:

    Such great things to be thankful for! I like that you are thankful you smile, that is something I would have never thought of but you are right you never know who needs a smile!
    I don’t celebrate lent, (different religion) but I hope you can keep it up as best you can. I agree Easter would be hard!
    Hope you get that trip to NY this weekend for the family time!!!

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  2. Kim Hatting says:

    I don’t necessarily “give up” something for Lent, but I do use the season as a time to do something positive, or form a new “wellness” habit. I got in the habit of reading the Bible daily back in 2001 when my husband was away for a few months of military training. The habit stuck, and since then I have read (almost) daily from it. Over the course of day-to-day craziness, though, there have been times when I turn out the light and realize I didn’t get my “reading” done…..and there are times when I put it off until the next day. Not a big deal,but I wanted to get back on track with it, so for Lent I have done all of my readings “on time” and it feels good to have that discipline back. Great inspirational post 😉

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    • fitballingrunningmom says:

      good for you!!!

      I can not tell you the last time I read from the bible….shameful!!! Oh wait, I read the birth of Christ to the kids Christmas Eve….but still before that…I can’t even remember. ;(

      Happy Easter!

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  3. Chocolaterunsjudy says:

    Sometimes you need a little break & family is definitely more important!

    I think trying for goals, and sometimes coming up short, is more important than not having goals at all. And I know you have a ton of goals! I get tired just reading them someitmes; makes me feel like such a slacker.

    It’s really too bad I don’t get paid to blog, cause I sure devote time to it as if I did!

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