“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
When Do Overs Become Natural!
Last week, we started back to school for 2 hours each day, to continue to catch up. Miss Alli has done well with her schedule!
Summer time is very much non scheduled around here, but I do see a need for a skeleton schedule just to make things work better!
Something though that I have noticed is how well the girls are using their time. They are being creative and not being lazy.
And it seems that this is a time for lessons learned to sink in too. Just like play helps solidify things learned educationally, it must also be working for things learned emotionally!
I have seen some drastic improvements recently in a certain somebody's attitude when she needs redirection!
Twice this week, she caught herself with a less than stellar attitude, turned it around herself, and came to get a hug and apologize!
WOW! This is huge!
So, today when I was on my treadmill, I called her to come to my room. She came, I'm sure expecting me to give her a new chore to do.... but instead she was praised for doing so well.
"Sweetie, I want you to know how much I appreciate that you turned your attitude around and apologized! That really means a lot to mama!"
She was beaming! I managed to give her a hug while walking 3.7 miles per hour, and didn't fall down! :)
I also overheard her telling one of the sisters, "When you point there are three fingers pointing right back at you!" LOL Yes, she is listening!
I think her do overs are becoming a very good habit! :)