My kids asked me this week if they could start collecting “mommy points.” They made up this idea that every time they help out with a chore or obey right away or doing something extra they can earn a mommy point. After they have 40 “mommy points” they can turn them in for a privilege or activity with mom. They decided the first step is to make a huge chart with lots of boxes. Organization at its finest!
I read this week:
“This world is your best teacher. There is a lesson in everything. There is a lesson in each experience. Learn it and become wise. Every failure is a stepping stone to success. Every difficulty or disappointment is a trial of your faith. Every unpleasant incident or temptation is a test of your inner strength. Therefore nil desperandum. March forward hero! -Swami Sivanda
I had to look up the intriguing Latin phrase nil desperandum and found it means never despair. One translation said, “nothing should be despaired of.” What a powerful nugget of truth. Hard to live by, yet an invaluable strength if one can even try to live by these words.
I finished my thesis last Friday and have now officially completed my Masters Degree in Communication. Many times along the way I doubted my ability, my sanity, my stamina. Still, nothing should be despaired of. Every step teaches. Every lesson becomes a bridge.
Let me leave you with this holiday reflection:
Your journey has molded you for the greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think that you’ve lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.” -Asha Tyson
You are right on time. The closing of this year, opens your new year. You are prepared to meet tomorrow because you embraced today.
Have yourself a cheerful little Christmas. Make a couple mommy lists and earn those extra points! Never despair. Your work is for a greater good. Christmas is here…Right on time to love and receive love from those around you.