Lessons I’m Learning | March

Life lessons blog post

Life lessons blog post

Goodness, I have so much to learn still that it’s scary. However, I believe there’s one good lesson to be learned every day. Here’s some of the lessons I’ve learned this past month- happy to be linking up with Emily Freeman from Chatting at the Sky to gain insight from others.

If you want to regain some sanity for goodness sake use paper plates for breakfast

A friend told me she avoid the mad-morning-rush which always gives way to tornado-hit kitchen by having her three children use paper plates for breakfast. When I’m preparing 8 meals (breakfast for 5 and lunch for 3) it only make sense. Genius, I tell you. Genius.

 

My Children Have a Love Language (and I need to learn it)

Everyone has heard of Gary Chapman’s book, The Five Love Languages but I had no clue he created a book for our children. To be honest, I had never really thought about my children being old enough to have their own love language. Another a-ha moment (and hard pill to swallow—they’re growing up!). Here I am doing everything I can to show my child I love them and she may be hearing something different. I plan to order this book The 5 Love Languages of Children

 

The simplest meals are always the biggest crowd pleasers

When will I ever learn this? Let’s take this week for instance. I made this cheese tortellini soup for my crew recently. Do you think they could have given two hoots that I went to all that trouble giving their pallets something new? No, they would much rather have me scramble them some eggs and bacon for dinner. Because they are fancy like that.

 

It will never all get done

I know, I know… you’re thinking ‘when did this one fall off the turnip truck? Is she seriously just realizing this’ and the answer would be yes. I think I have been under the misconception that if I sleep last, work longer and smarter that I will get it all done. You know what, I don’t think that’s the case anymore. I’m having to change my game plan by refocusing on the things that I want to be completed and those things I want/need in my life. Because guess what, it will never all get done.

 

Coke keeps me awake…. and not in a good way

Maybe it’s because I haven’t had a coke in months. Or maybe it’s because I’m now 37 (not 38) but whatever the reason that stuff keeps me bug eyed until the wee hours of the morning. It’s a shame really because I sure do love an ice-cold Coca Cola every now and then.

 

I should have kept my old car

Almost two years ago, to the day, Mr. Robinson bought me a shiny new car. As in, brand new. Don’t get my wrong I love my car. It has everything our family needs and then some. But… when you are hauling around three kids and their friends all over creation it doesn’t stay (or smell) new for long. The newness has started to wear off and we are left with the new-car-payment. As my friend Shea once pointed out when you have kids you sacrifice one car and one couch. I’m starting to think she is all too right.  If you’ve ever seen our butter colored couch, you’d agree too.

 

My new favorite quote

This one came from Mr. Robinson: People don’t remember what you said, they remember how you made them feel.

 

On church….

It’s not what you get out of church, it’s what you give back to church that matters.

 

There really are so many more.  I’ll leave it with that little lesson… there are so many more and it’s good for me to recap them each month so, like a good student, I can go back and look at my notes, study them, reread them, until eventually it all sinks in.

And if you are new, welcome! As you can see, this is my first official post on the new self-hosted site, Grateful Simplicity.  That’s right, Dimples and Daydreams is now officially Grateful Simplicity. There have been some changes underway recently and I’m pretty excited about them. The whole story tomorrow!

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