Thursday, May 22, 2014

Being Intentional

intentional - done on purpose; deliberate The word "intentional" keeps popping up in my mind, daily blogs I like to read, discussions with friends, and so on.  It was even one of my son's spelling words last week.  I have never really thought much about this word before; but it is definitely making an appearance in my life. I am trying to be intentional with the food I eat.  I recently finished a 10 day sugar detox - it was hard!!!  During those ten days I really had to think about the food I prepared and ate.  Even though the detox was very difficult, I felt so much better.   We are intentionally thinking of what education will look like in our household next year.  The decision to continue homeschooling, keeping all of our kids home, re-do our home school classroom, and joining a Christian co-op have been on the forefront of our thoughts, prayers, and family discussions. I have been intentional about spending quality time with a close friend of mine.  We both have crazy schedules and it is very easy to miss phone calls and texts unless both of us are intentional about the friendship. I have been intentional about having a Bible class for my son at the end of each school day.  It has turned into one of our most favorite subjects.  We have great discussions and there is always a sense of peace during this time. I like the word, intentional.  I like doing things with a purpose.  It makes me feel like I am accomplishing something.  It gives me the same satisfaction as checking things off my to-do list. Does anyone else love checking off items on a to-do list?  Sometimes, I add things to my list after I have done them just so I can check them off....  Yes, I realize that is a bit dorky but what can I say, I am a nerd that way! At least I am an intentional nerd! :)

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