Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Best 2

I learned a few things yesterday- after publicly pledging my quest to find my Best Self- I was then required to constantly keep myself in check. I was amazed at how many choices in a day don't reflect my Best Self. I am not sure I liked that very much, I guess I thought I had a "little" work to do on myself, but it turns out I have "ALOT" of work to do.
So here is an update on the things I learned yesterday... I went into morning scripture study and prayer with prayer on my mind. I wanted to really study prayer in my study that morning, I had recently heard some interesting and beautiful things about prayer in RS a few weeks ago and I wanted to research that further on my own. As I started reading I came across "Grace"(2Ne. 2:6). Isn't that a beautiful word? So being my usual self- unable to stay focused- I looked into it further. I understand that Grace used in the scripture, is referring to "the bounteous mercy and love of Jesus Christ"(BD)- however I couldn't help but think that Grace is something that I needed to personally implement in my life.
As far as finding my "Best Healthy Self", my sister-in-law Amy and I have been going to the gym for about 6 weeks, but going to the gym looking for my Best Self, gives me new attitude, this morning she couldn't go and I went on my own... yes that is a victory for me... I am the first to look for an excuse to stay in bed! My healthy snack - light yogurt mixed with wheat berries!! Yummy! Today's challenge- afternoon smoothie, to avoid the afternoon "binge"!
Yesterdays "Daily Action" was looking for good in other people. I had some things in mind that I wanted to include the kids in but I ran out of time, I will try that idea on Friday when the kids are out of school. What I did learn though, is that the people that live in this house really do-do nice things for each other. Amazing what you can see when you are looking past your self!!!
Today's "Daily Action"- It is a beautiful day today- I think I will try to find a way to share that with somebody!

1 comment:

  1. Jeri, You are so good. Thank you for sharing with me. Grace is something I don't think about often so obviously I need it in my life more. I am working on kindness myself, I am trying to just think, feel, do kind things. Sadly it really is a challenge for me. I sing the primary song kindness begins with me frequently to keep myself on task. I have been doing this for a couple of weeks and so far I feel much better and I think I have noticed a small change in others....Keep up the good work!