March 6, 2013

I Am Learning

I am learning to be loving. We are called to love and this is not always easy. In fact, most of the time it is painfully hard. But I am learning that this is a high calling and something we can all be a part of.

I am learning that my insecurities are silly--people are not paying attention to what I am doing, saying, wearing, etc. They are more preoccupied with what they are doing, saying, wearing, etc. 

I am learning that a smile goes a long way.

I am learning how to communicate with my husband. We thought we had it down...then this little person came into our lives and now we are learning every day that we are far from being communication experts. Thank God for grace.

To tie into the last mentioned, I am learning patience. Whew.

I am learning to say no. That is a tough one. Especially when you want to say yes but you have learned the tough way that sometimes saying no speaks more about your character than saying yes.

I am learning that our son is going to keep growing and enjoying the present is the best thing I can do--not mourn the days passed or look forward to tomorrow.

I am learning to let things go--or as some would say, I am learning to "pick my battles". I think this will go a long way...

I am learning every day that our God is BIG. And I am small. 

I am learning to listen. Not every conversation has to involve two voices and not every conversation calls for advice. 

And to end on a fun note, I am learning to garden! These little tomato, lettuce, and cilantro plants are my going to be providing some yummy meals this summer. 
Are you a gardener? Any tips for this new, hopefully green, thumb?

What are some lessons you are learning? 

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