How about a little catch up?
MAY: All about recording positive quotes, phrases, messages that stand out and resonate in your mind this month. I copied most of mine from Ali's sample page. But the "my family is my to-do list" was inspired by a blog post my sister-in-law wrote.
JUNE: Half-way through the year, it was time to check in and document your progress, observations, and goals going forward. This worksheet was provided in the class and I loved the way it made me think about a few things.
What has surprised you most so far this year? THRIVE has been an empowering word for me. It is so much more about choice than I initially realized. Everyday I have to make choices to move towards thriving -- physical, mental, & emotional choices.
What are you most proud of related to your word? I am PROUD of how outgoing I have become -- I strike up conversations with people all the time.
**I have to note that I really do feel like this is the biggest change in me this year. I was talking to Scott about this the other night. Before, I used to wait for people to come up to me. Always.
JULY: This involved a 7 day project (or 14 days, whatever you choose) in which I wrote my word on 7 post-it notes and stuck them on my bathroom mirror. Then, each day I would jot down notes on how I had applied my word. A few of my notes:
- spoke up and made comments in RS and Sunday School and shared my faith
- invited a woman who lives alone to join us for dinner
- made a trip to the activity pool and a played a card game with the kids before bed
- sent a mass e-mail inviting a bunch of moms to the splash pad
- spent time getting to know a new sister in the ward and invited her family to come over for dessert
- finished up creative and house projects I've been putting off
- enjoyed a phone call with a good friend
- exercised 3 times this week
- cleaned the house top to bottom in anticipation of the boys' return from Scout Camp
- missed Scott while he was gone and we had a great weekend reconnecting & being together
Then I slapped those post-its on a sheet of cardstock and called it a scrapbook page. Easy.