Here are some things that have been bouncing around in my head…
- I’m getting sick of 12 steps. The initial excitement of the discovery process is wearing off. Am I going to stick with it? Stay tuned…
- Christmas Card is on it’s way people. relax a little. I think it will be a Christmas/Valentines card to save money.
- I’ve been listening to Steven Covey’s “The 7 highly effective habits of successful families.” He refers to the concept of making emotional deposits into people’s emotional bank accounts. These things build equity that work against withdraws you make when you say something hard or “negative.” Because I don’t fundamentally agree with these principles I have completely ignored this practice. I have decided that I no longer disagree with this and am going to attempt to make more “deposits.”
- This also hit me pretty hard (paraphrased): The truest test of a family’s culture is how you treat the child who tests you the very most. The key to the many is how you treat the one. It’s not that you neglect the 99 to go after the one, it’s that you show you love the other 99 by going after the one. Cause deep down we are all that one.
- I also got sick of having long hair. So 20 minutes in a shower with a hand mirror produced this: They say that the only difference between a good haircut and a bad haircut is 2 weeks. In my case I think that difference should be 2 months.
- I’ve been rethinking blog/facebook/life strategies specifically in regards to the reputation of Christian leaders. I will write a post about this if I have time and am still motivated.
- It seems to me that the blog network facebook app is completely worthless, does anyone disagree?
- I have decided that I will never get full sleeve tattoos.
- I am excited to go out on a date with Kami tonight. We’ve been so busy with traveling and out of town guests for a month or two now. Yesterday I went out on a date with Eden. In the forward of the above mentioned book the author reminded me that the investment that we put into our families is the single most valubale contribution that we leave behind. I agree with this cognitively but I would say that my actions reflect this very little. Holy Crap, I hope I don’t end up writing some song like Harry Chapin.