Monday, February 10, 2014

Monday Musings: Wuv..Tuwu Wuv (Love...True Love)

I know a lot of people do not like Valentine's Day.  Some call it Single Awareness Day.  Perhaps I shouldn't chime in my opinion as I have a "Valentine".  I have a great husband who I love very much and the cool part is he loves me back!

However, I think Valentine's Day can be a celebration of love.  We all love somebody, right?  Hopefully we all love a lot of some bodies with or without having a sweetheart.  

I think that is one of the many reasons I love Frozen so much, (have I told we are obsessed with the movie?:). It is a celebration of the power of love between two sisters.

Overall, isn't love what we are all arriving for.  I believe when we are judged after this life, it won't be a checklist of our good deeds versus our bad deeds,  it will be simply did we learn to love.   Did we love as the  Savior demonstrated by his life and also his death.

I came across this beautiful video last night and it truly touched me.  This is true love.  This is Christ's love.

Monday, February 3, 2014

C.R.E.A.T.E in February

Update on my C.R.E.A.T.E Goals:

My Calling..Being a wife and mom.  Helping the kids exercize and reading is my focus this month as well as Mom and Kid dates.  For Fhe tonight I'm teaching "Brenda's principle of 5".  I do everything in 5.  I have divided my life into 5 categories.   I  have 5 children..etc.  Also when I have a task to do that is overwhelming I do it in 5's.  Weird, I know.  So tonight I'm teaching my kids to take 5 minutes twice a day and clean their room.  I believe if they do their rooms will always be clean.  Also, I'm asking them to pick up 5 things a day from the Family Room to keep it clean.  We shall see how it works.

Also, along with my calling, I feel there is something more I should be doing...a job, volunteer work...not sure..still trying to figure it out.

Radiate:   Not sure if I'm radiating Love and Joy yet, but I'm working on it.

Edify:    I love my scripture schedule and for FHE tonight we will discuss a Conference talk.  Along with our family scripture of the Book of Mormon, I would like to add the Old Testament and Conference Talks.

Active and Adventurous:  Doing okay.  Last week I was sooo tired from recovering from the flu I didn't do anything.  However,  I plan to keep up my exercise routine and hopefully get some more snowshoeing in this month.

Thankfulness:  Well for FHE tonight we will also be writing thank you notes.  It will be a monthly session we do as family.  

Enjoy:  I am enjoying the journey.  I'm still not out of the black hole I was in in 2013, but there are times...more and more... that I feel whole and happy.  And I'm counting on more of those days as I CREATE my beautiful life.