Welcome back! I know we didn’t get to SST last week, the first week of the school year. Honestly, I lost track of time with having all ten kids home and the bonus of a few snow days on top! I hope all of you had a lovely Christmas season and a promising beginning to the new year. Small Success Thursday is a means by which we’re supposed to stop and ask the question, “Am I doing little things with great love or am I doing all things with great irritation?” I know sometimes, the answer is, I’m gritting my teeth through the paperwork, through the bills, through the laundry and the chores. However I also know, when my spirit gritches at others, it’s dispiriting to others. A online friend of mine hosts the Find Your Saint for the Year generator, and added this year the bonus of a word for the year generator. http://jenniferfulwiler.com/2017/12/i-made-a-word-of-the-year-generator-just-for-you/ Mine for 2018 is “SWEET.” At first I thought, I eat enough candy. However, I noticed, my voice as of late lacks some of the sweetness it should have, so I think meditating on “sweet,” without reaching for the chocolates, might be a good mantra for me. The small successes of this week include:
  • Going to confession.
  • Going to bed on time.
  • Staying up (a different night) with the 12-year-old who needed help with her homework when I really didn’t want to be “SWEET.”
Hope your week is full of sweet small successes. Happy 2018! What small successes are you celebrating this week?
Copyright 2018 Sherry Antonetti