Thursday, November 13, 2014

Small Success Thursday, No. 13

If this could be a post about failures, I think it would be much longer than three items. Maybe that's why we only do three? No, I'm sure that's not it! ::winkwink:: It's hard sometimes to see the little successes we all really do have in our lives, because the things we don't do often stick in our minds longer. Regardless, there are plenty of things we can count as successes. So here's my attempt this week:

I spent some time on Saturday doing some vacuuming. Sadly, this is very much a neglected task in my house. My biggest concern was corners, cobwebs, and ceilings. Our main floor looks infinitely better now.

The Vocations Crucifix on our mantle
We have been wanting to start a Vocations Crucifix program at my parish for some time. We used to have one a couple years ago but it didn't get a lot of volunteers and eventually fizzled out. So, I'm on the committee now and we are working on getting this going again. The time when we wanted to get it started suddenly sneaked up on us and I've spent the last couple of weeks putting together a pamphlet, getting the volunteers on the schedule, and working out the logistics. We're still working out some logistics, but this week is the first official week of the program! Of course, the crucifix is at my house, so it was a very soft start to the program, i.e., no one else besides myself and the rest of the committee is even aware of it. Ha! But that's okay, the good news is we started. And, my family has actually been praying each night with the diocesan Vocations Prayer. Definitely a success.

We started composting this week and on Wednesday morning I actually remembered to throw Hubby's coffee grounds in the bowl we keep inside. Sort of insignificant, but I was proud of myself for remembering without him having to remind me.

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  1. Sometimes is is hard to remember what went right. And vacuuming tends to get neglected at my house too. Have a great week.

    1. It definitely is! I'm glad I'm in good company with the vacuuming thing. Thank you for stopping by and for commenting!

  2. Though small, we had a successful Young Adult & Professionals retreat this weekend.

    I have done a slightly better job of remembering to do all my physical therapy exercises and stretches. The key is can I keep it up especially now that no more PT appointments.

    Thanks for helping us think about the little successes in our life!

    1. Glad the retreat went well! Keep up those exercises and stretches!!