Monday, March 28, 2011

Seeking Simplicity

Slow downCount gifts.  Enjoy life.

Want less - less is more.

Find one devotional / quiet time series, book, idea, subject. . . and really let it seep in and change you.

Take a walk every day.

Read from two or three books instead of playing on the internet.  Do this reading outside as often as possible - by the window when it's not possible.

Blog a litte - journal a lot.

Don't feel the need to adopt every creative idea that comes through the blog feed.

Touch your husband every chance you get. . .

. . .and don't argue with him - just don't.

Read your children like a wonderful, engrossing book - watch them, listen to them, get involved, earmark, highlight, and take notes.

Have no other homeschool priorities besides the 5 RsReligious instruction, Reading, 'Riting, 'Rithmetic, and Recreation.

When there is a behavior problem - every time - Stop, Hug, Pray, and Leave.

But stop finding behavior problems where only childhood stages exist - most of these things will simply work themselves out.

Pick up the house as you move through your day - don't wait to do it all at chore times.

Pick up the house as a family.  Work as a team to get the house clean.

1 comment:

  1. Wow--so much here I needed to hear (or be reminded of).I'm going to have to re-read this daily for a while to let it soak in and influence all those little daily decisions. Thanks for the encouragement!