Monday, February 8, 2010

Choosing Love

It is a week before Valentine's Day and that got me thinking about something I have been wanting to do more actively in my life: Choosing Love.

I've been doing a lot of thinking on what this means to me, and what my goals would be for this challenge. It means that love will be the little Jiminy Cricket whispering in my ear. It means I am going to make a conscious choice to ask "what would Love have me do in this situation?" Feeling frustrated? Make a conscious choice to let love be the most important thing, and be patient. Can't figure out what to make for dinner? What would be something special to show my family I love them? Can I put little notes on their plates or napkins? Its about finding more ways to love, and letting love be my guide.

I wanted to also apologize for not blogging for so long. The truth is that when big things happen in my life, I tend to need some time to process things. This processing is what led me to the idea of consciously choosing love.

We have had some problems with Abbi being in school, which means she will now be homeschooled. For us, it is a matter of making sure Abbi always feels loved and supported no matter where she is. For Abbi, we're choosing love.

We also found out that we will not be moving home early after all. It has taken me a bit of time to accept and be okay with the changes that come with waiting even longer to get back home. There are a lot of positives to staying here until mid-summer though, and that is what we're focusing on. One of the greatest benefits are the friendships and family relationships that we will get to devote more time to before we're separated by the miles. I'm choosing to focus on the love we can give and share love with our kin here.

How can you Choose Love in new ways in your life?

1 comment:

  1. Abbi is getting such a blessing of having a loving and caring mom as her teacher.