Saturday, August 4, 2012

Take a Step-Part 2

As a follow up to my previous post, I have been meditating on practical next steps. There is nothing fancy about any of this, but it should encourage us to know that we can begin to move forward even in small ways. The journey of a 1,000 miles begins with that first step.

  • Find some way to exercise today-even if it is walking around the block.
  • Eat less food & make better choices for your meals today.
  • Ask your children what they want to do & do it with them.
  • Don't spend money on something just because you want it. 
  • Take a deep breath instead of responding to your spouse in anger or frustration. Think the best of them & not the worst.
  • Pray--even if it is one sentence.
  • Read your Bible--start in John 1 and simply read it. Then ask the question, "What can I do with what I just read?"
  • Tell your spouse you love them.
  • Turn off your computer and walk away from the distractions that keep you from engaging with people around you.
Take the first small step today and then add to it tomorrow. It's the only practical way that progress and transformation are ever seen.

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