In January our newest DIL wrote here in her blog regarding 4 P's. Something prayerful, something productive, something personal and something positive.
- Something prayerful. It's pretty self explanatory.
- Something productive. Do something productive every day.
- Something personal. Make time for yourself.
- Something positive. Do something good for someone else.
Our son also added - something physical. (Not bloody likely...)
Her challenge for this season of Lent was to complete each of these tasks every day for 40 days. I admire her goals. I think they are wonderful and I aspire to be as good a person.
I've chosen to accomplish at least one P each day. We have a lot on our plates right now and I'm juggling emotions daily. It's important to try. It's important to maintain. It's important to be strong. I think fulfilling my Lenten goals will help me focus on the importance of the Season as well as the positive things in my life right now.
Wednesday, February 13th
Today I went back to work after a couple of very hectic weeks. I will pray for my family members tonight. Our daughter gave birth to our second grandson Calder. He's healthy, happy and so adorable. Tonight she went into the ER for a possible incision infection. I'll pray for Calder's continued good health. I'll pray Erin heals and for her husband Chris to have the strength to hold his new little family together.
I will also pray for our son Matt, his wife Brit and our favorite five year old grandson. I pray they know how much we love them and are here for them.
I will pray for our newlyweds as they sort out job opportunities. I know schedule changes have been trying but know you two are strong and carry one another through the week.
Productive and Postive.
Today we ran a couple of errands after work. We purchased our son's birthday gift. I'm very excited about the gift as I feel it's something he'll thoroughly enjoy and use in a very artful manner. I was able to sit down and write the words in a card I've had on my mind for a week. It's a special Valentine's gift for our other DIL. I am hoping to encourage her to try a new adventure that has been in her heart.
I suppose the laundry I washed counts for something too!