In your home and homeschool
At the end of each year, I pick a word for the next year that will be my theme for the year. In 2015, my word was “endurance.” I picked it because I was training for a marathon, and I needed endurance to run that far.
In 2016, my word was “joy.” I started writing a boy on choosing joy no matter what the circumstances. I got to practice this trait often in 2016 and 2017. Even in a bad situation, I looked for blessings. They are there. It takes patience at times. (Refer back to the previous year’s word of endurance.)
In 2017, my word was “grace.” I was shown a lot of grace in 2017. There are some things that happened in my life that could have been so much worse. It was grace that was shown to me. I can see where the previous two year’s words also came into play as I went through a difficult valley for more than 6 months. Honestly, I am still not completely out of that valley, but I have endurance, joy, and grace getting me through this valley.
For the past three months, the word “hope” keeps coming up. My word for 2018 is hope. I have hope that the valley I am in will end. I see light at the end of the tunnel. While it is a valley I would not have chosen, I have seen how it has been used to help others. I have seen where it has grown some of my family members.
Even in bad situations, there is hope. I know some of you are in a bad situation right now. Just keep moving forward each day. One day, it will be better. You aren’t alone either.
One way I want you to look at the word, “hope,” is that you can organize your home. You can get rid of the clutter. You can have peace and kick out the chaos. You have HOPE, too! Work on your routines each day. Declutter a little each day. You can do it!
Today’s Zone Mission is to do a 15 minute room rescue anywhere in the house.
Your Home Blessing for today is to declutter paper and magazines.
My menu plan for Thursday is chicken and a salad.
Have a great day!
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