We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.
[Marianne Williamson]

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Smart Habit Saturday

For my new habit this week, I have chosen to focus on the phrase "My work is to love."

I keep finding that on days when I remember this quote and hold it firmly in mind, everything goes smoothly & everyone around me is happy. On days when I forget it, I end up in arguments, with myself & with others, and I spread misery instead of cheer.

I would tattoo it on my forehead, but I so rarely look in the mirror these days that I don't think that would help.

I thought of buying post-it-notes and sticking it up on every surface I looked at during the day, but (a) I can't afford to be indulging my stationery addiction at the moment and (b) it would seem like false advertising to my family on the days when my ideal did not match the reality.

Hence my cunning plan - I will make remembering it (and living by it) a habit!


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Corrie said...

I think I might try thinking that thought and see if it helps. Thanks and have a good week.

Rebecca said...

This is a great habit. I've been thinking about my 'work' a lot lately and think I've forgotten that the bottom line of what I'm to do for my family is love. Thanks for the reminder. Good luck this week!

The Lazy Organizer said...

I know! Tatooing it on your family member's forheads would be a great reminder. Especially when they're driving you crazy!

Slava Bogu said...

I like the idea of viewing our work as loving our families! Good luck with this.

I also loved Lara's idea. Yessirree, I'd like that tattooed on a couple of my children's heads!! :)