Tuesday, January 17, 2012

one little word


I had an epiphany of sorts a few weeks ago.
To become the person I want to be is less a matter of stepping up a level
as it is simply making lots of little good choices
every single day.

Choose to get up before Ellie so I can spend a few minutes one-on-one with Nicholas.
Choose to eat an orange instead of a cookie.
Choose to read my scriptures instead of that yahoo news article.
And so on.  Little, tiny, everyday choices.

Simple, I know, but I guess it just hadn't clicked in my head until now.

I know what is right,
but because I am lazy or tired or overwhelmed,
I tend to make the choice that is easiest. Not always best. 

And then I get discouraged because I feel like I'm so far off from the person I want to be.

So this year, 
instead of telling myself that I am going to do something amazing or be someone amazing,

I am going to just make little good choices.  and see where that gets me.

Each month I'm going to focus on one area I want to improve, and I'm going to make good choices each day in that area, maybe do a few extra activities that relate to that area, and hopefully some of the things I do will carry over each month and
maybe by the end of the year I'll be able to look back and see that I've become better,
just by making small choices.
Every day.


Shannon b said...

Sounds like a great plan!

DPiddy said...

Really smart. I like that a lot.

Teresa said...

Perfect- This years Primary theme is choose the right- I may use your thoughts as part of my leadership lesson.

Creole Wisdom said...

Fantastic! Life is truly all about small and big choices!

magunn said...

SIGH ... thank you for this. I'll remind myself of it every day.