Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Little Confession

Ok, so I have a little confession to make...I am a craft addict. I get excited anytime I enter Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or JoAnns. I've been know to "browse" for hours. Of course those hours often result in a large purchase of many "small" items. I can't help myself. Oh, and the justification--"I'm saving money because it's cheaper for me to make gifts and home decor rather than to purchase it already made." The items you see in this picture are just a representation of all the projects I have waiting for me in my studio.

Can anyone out there relate? So it made me start realizing that it's all about immediate gratification. Here I am trying to teach my kids to not expect to get what they want immediately and I'm guilty of the same offense. If I'm going to be effective in training them to be patient and content with their circumstances, it must start with me.

As a result, I've decided to buckle down and complete the projects I have on hand rather than add to the pile that's collecting dust. Am I hesitant? Yes. Is it possible? Yes. Do I have the self-control to follow through? Only with God's help.

I know there are larger problems in the world, but this is the challenge I'm accepting today. To get to the simple life it takes baby steps.

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