An update

Remember this post? The one that started all this lovely madness?

I just wanted to let you know that it’s working.

In the pursuit of the vision, I’ve been praying for wisdom and joy (also due to some Personal Progress goals), and the result has been breathtaking. I’m able to see through the clutter to what I’m looking for, to those things that will bring peace to our home. I’m able to pay attention to the important, not just the loud.

One of the major changes I’ve made (which seems so small, but has made such a difference) is to cull the list of websites I visit on a daily basis, leaving only those which inspire and uplift me. There’s still a long list that I check in on throughout the day when I need a little 5 minute break, but cutting out the gossip sites, the trashy, the inane has turned those little 5 minute breaks into actual refreshment, not distraction. And I wouldn’t have thought of it without having prayed for the help.

Today I was overcome with gratitude for our life. For our family. For the opportunity I have to make a home. As stressed out as I get, my life is really pretty simple.

And I love it.

5 thoughts on “An update

  1. Good for you! This is why I haven’t joined in on the Facebook farming game, I don’t want to spend my entire day on the computer when there are so many other more important things to do! 🙂

  2. Hilary on

    That’s awesome! I love those times when we just feel overwhelmed with how blessed we are. Thanks for sharing (and can’t wait to see you on Saturday!)

  3. Ok, I literally saw the other Hilary’s post and wondered if I already wrote that… who has too many friends named Hilary? Seriously.
    I was just telling Becky the other days to focus on the fact that these are the easiest most carefree days of her life. Once school starts everything’s on their schedule. I miss those days I could just stay home and feel the joy.
    Of course, I’m also staying home a lot now too, and I try to remember to feel the joy, and to make use of my time wisely.

  4. Your post has inspired me to do the same. I find even the silly gossip sites I check more often leave me feeling deflated and sad about the world Jack is growing up in. I’m going to follow your lead and see how I feel after I declutter my internet followings.

  5. That’s a great idea, Maryanne…I need to take a gander at my website bookmarks. I love you and am so stoked to see you Saturday!

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