Making the Change ~ Week Five

Making the Change ~ Week Five

As some of you may have read about on Sunday, I have been thinking a lot about my current and future schooling lately. Because of this (and I didn’t realize it until afterward), that was affecting how I was feeling part of last week – thus, I didn’t respond the way I wanted to in different situations.

I’ve also been struggling to figure out what to play with Samuel. Board games? Virtual games? Roleplay? Playing pretend? I need to pray about it and do something in this area o my life, because we haven’t been interacting as much lately, and that makes me sad.

When it comes to Joshua, we enjoy doing some things together – quoting memes, playing a few virtual games, and watching different shows – but it isn’t very much.

In this upcoming week, I desire to reach out to Joshua and Samuel more, whether that’s in playing games with them that they like but that I don’t particularly, or doing an activity with them that they love but I don’t usually participate in. I’ll write about that next week. ❀

This Making the Change series has really taught me to be more conscious of the little things that I do that are not positive. I’m much more aware of the small things I need improving on, which is really helping me to make this change. Thank you all so much for following along. πŸ™‚

You can read the first post of this series here, where I explain things a bit more.

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Making the Change – May 10th through May 17th

~ On Wednesday, we stayed home, so I spent the day with my family. I worked on schoolwork in the morning, and in the mid-afternoon, Elizabeth got to play in the kiddie pool for the first time! She really enjoyed it, although her favorite part was chewing the side of the pool, haha. (My mom talked about in in her Thoughts & Happenings that day!) Throughout the afternoon, I enjoyed having a lot of nice conversations with a blogger I recently met (T.R. Noble) – I loved getting to talk to you!

~ On Thursday, I did more babysitting and played games with my brothers. Joshua built a few roller coasters on our Minecraft server, which we had a great time riding. There were a few disagreements and arguments that happened, but everything got solved.

~ On Friday, my brother and I worked on our schoolwork. I spent a lot of time coloring one of those chemical compound coloring pages I’m currently coloring for chemistry, and I enjoyed listening to Leeland’s album The Great Awakening while I did so. πŸ™‚ I’ll share a picture this Friday.

~ On Saturday, I started reading Death on the Nile, which I’m excited about because it’s one of my favorite Poirot mysteries! That afternoon, I went to the library with my family and found some awesome books (that seems to be happening a lot lately, haha!). Later in the evening, I enjoyed playing fun apps and reading crazy memes with my brother; we were cracking up the whole time.

~ On Sunday (Mother’s Day!), my siblings and I went out with our dad to give my mom some time alone at the house to work on some different things. We went to a park and enjoyed walking/riding on the paved trails through the woods, and we got a nice treat afterward. There was a bit of a quarrel between me and my brother, but everything turned out okay in the end. I ran into Publix before we headed home to pick up a few things we needed. In the evening, I watched some of the Chronicles of Narnia movie with Joshua and my mom (the animation of Aslan was amazing), aaand worked on blog posts some more. I went to bed too late and couldn’t immediately fall asleep, thanks to the caffeinated frappΓ© I’d had around dinner time. lol

~ On Monday, I worked on my schoolwork (including some SAT math prep – woohoo), and watched some more Narnia. Nothing much else happened this day.

~ On Tuesday, my whole family went out on a little outing in the afternoon, and I stayed home to catch up on blog post writing. That helped me so much! Later that afternoon, I played Minecraft with Samuel, which sadly ended in a disagreement, but I’ll be making up for that today (Wednesday).

And on Wednesday, I’ve published this post! Does anyone else have a habit they need to end, a new one they need to start, or a current one that needs changing? If so, I’d like to invite you to join me on this walk of change. It is possible!

I am overcoming anger. What do YOU desire to overcome?

— Maggie

21 thoughts on “Making the Change ~ Week Five

  1. I’m really loving this series! I too have been overcoming the frustration/anger I get when my plans to go according to ‘plan! I’ve been trying to overcome this for years now and have started noticing a huge improvement this year after much prayer! One of the scriptures that really helped me through this time is Proverbs 3:5&6 which says… ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart do not depend on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your path straight.’

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    1. Aw thank you, Grace! ❀ I have that same problem – it's definitely something I would love to overcome one day! Those are great verses; they have helped me through some hard times in my life. xx

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    1. Thank you, Pamela! ❀ I think that, pretty soon, I'll be cutting it back to once a month, as updating weekly doesn't seem as necessary anymore. But I love your yearly idea! I look forward to reading it. πŸ’•

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  2. I love our comments and our email chats. I miss emailing friends, so it’s nice to be able to meet new friends. πŸ™‚ Something you could do with your younger brother, there’s a lot of things you do with bubble making outside. Chalk drawings. Finding things outside like twigs and leaves, and making little houses. Building blocks (if you have them). When your will is stronger to change in your heart than your cling to negativity, you will overcome the obstacle πŸ™‚ “The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak” Thinking of you!

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    1. Me, too. I feel the same way – meeting new friends is always so enjoyable for me πŸ™‚ Those are great activity ideas. Thank you! Usually, he and I only do things outside in the fall, because it feels great and there aren’t any mosquitoes lol, but they’re still a possibility! He also likes memory card games, so I’ll have to try to play that with him soon πŸ™‚ Yes, indeed; “the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Thank you for your encouragement!! ❀

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      1. Oh you know if he likes memory games, you may be able to take that idea, but use other objects. Or you could have items in a particular order and then give him like 10 seconds to memorize the order, then place the items altogether and have him put them back in order. You could switch turns and have him arrange items for you to memorize, you could have more items to memorize since you’re older if you like.

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  3. You’re such an amazing girl. Only a really smart and mature person can admit to her mistakes so easily and try so hard to correct them. I’m always trying to improve myself. It doesn’t always work but I try and am always open to it.

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  4. This was really interesting Maggie. You’re a very mature, thoughtful person, and i love how you’re able to translate your anxieties into words. I wish you luck in the next week with your brothers πŸ™‚

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  5. I enjoy reading this series and the progress that you’re making every week to eradicate anger from your life. Keep up the wonderful work.

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  6. :):):):) What an amazing journey and a blessing that you are sharing it with us. I see the improvement and hope that you see it too. You are heading in the right direction and you will get there. I met T.R. right before I left to go on vacation. Her blog is good and she loves God πŸ™‚

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