I’m BACK and it feels great!! Traveling can be fun but it can also be stressful! I want to give a BIG shout out to all of those who travel for work on a regular basis but especially all of the working traveling mamas out there. Traveling can be physically hard but even more so emotionally and mentally hard when you know you are needed but can’t be there.
The night I left Brooklynn was up all night crying with an ear infection, the girls had a dance convention all weekend and I wasn’t there to help with hair and makeup and Makenna ended up with Strep throat. Needless to say all survived, all and all it was a great week and I have a deeper appreciation for those of you who travel regularly!
While in the airport with a few extra minutes to spare I was checking out the book store. I came across a book called “The Love Dare”. It is a Forty Day Journey to Better your marriage or relationships. I flipped through it and there was a different act of love to focus on daily for 40 Days. It started me thinking isn’t consistency in our actions often one of the hardest things to maintain, consistency in our workouts, consistency in our diets, consistency in our habits, consistency in our thinking etc. Imagine if you could be consistent with something for 40 Days…where would that take you?
Two years ago at the start of Lent I took part in the 40 Bags for 40 Days Challenge. The goal was to eliminate clutter (1 Bag a Day) around you and clear space for new energy. I was amazed at how much clutter we were able to clear out in 40 days and when the task was broken down daily it wasn’t that difficult.
When I got home I looked up The Love Dare online and they also have The Love Dare for Parents. I ordered it on audible so I will let you know how it is! Our conversation around the dinner table was what we could do for 40 days that would make us better, those around us better or just help spread some love.
Here are some of the things that the family came up with:
Brooklynn ..Make a card every day and give it to someone
Kaylie…Acts of kindness, do something nice for someone daily
Makenna…Save extra change every day and at the end of 40 days donate somewhere
Ashlynn…Journal every day
Here are some other ideas we came up with
Say something kind to someone daily
Reach out to people that you haven’t talked to in awhile
Make an effort to listen daily when you might usually speak
Work out and be active together
Eat healthier by making a conscious effort together
If you have any other ideas we would love to hear it! Putting a little focus in one area can go along way! Where can you make a difference in the next 40 Days?!?!?!
See You in the HOUSE!!!