1. Walk daily. I actually have a goal of walking 6,800 miles in 365 days. That is the distance between where we live and where my husband will be living. I walked 7, 348 miles in 2005/2006 when Kevin was in Iraq. It was such a great goal and it helped to keep me focused on what really mattered in a unique way.
|I had to buy new shoes for this goal, right? I don't even like pink but these shoes were on sale and kinda cute!|
2. Make my bed every day. This probably sounds silly but honestly I hate making my bed. I hated it as a kid and when I was in the Army and so I rarely make my bed. Even with feeling that way, I actually like the way my room feels when my bed is made. It brings a sense of peace.
|I'm even making my kids make their beds...they are seriously confused, lol|
3. Write my husband a handwritten letter at least once a week. I love receiving snail mail and I know my husband does too. We did really well writing each other during his last deployment to Iraq. I still love looking through the cards and letters we wrote each other. There is something special about a tangible display of your affection.
4. Provide service with my boys to someone at least twice a month. What better way to forget your own troubles than providing service for others. It may be a big project or something small like baking cookies or other treats and dropping them off. (Like last night our Bishop and his sweet wife dropped off cinnamon rolls at our house and it left our family with such an amazing feeling of being loved.)
5. Pray and read my scriptures daily. I'm pretty good about my prayers (seriously praying many times throughout the day). I struggle however reading the scriptures. I know working on both of these will bring me closer to my Heavenly Father and will help keep me balanced throughout my day.
6. Smile. People say I'm way too serious and intimidating a lot of the time. I want to stop, smile and focus on the simple things in life.