Hello, February. (January in review)

Is it just me, or did January fly by?

Micah and I have been working long nights this month trying to prepare the for the new sanctuary expansion at the church. (He is actually working, as I'm typing this on a Saturday.)

While driving back to work from our lunch break, a turkey flew into the driver's side of my car and completely destroyed the mirror.

It also lived, and flew away when we went after it. Beware of turkeys, y'all.

I haven't been reading Simple Abundance everyday, but about twice a week I will catch up on the days I've missed.  Some of the main ideas discussed in the January section of Simple Abundance I have already implemented, and some I will continue to ignore. They are as follows:

The Daily Dialog
The Daily Dialog is mentioned on January 27th. This is when you write down your inner monologue on paper. It's basically having a conversation with yourself. The idea is that if you get your worries and persistent thoughts out of your mind, you can focus on other things without the distraction of hearing your inner voice. I skip this one mostly with one exception: When I'm angry, I know it's easy to say something I will sincerely regret later. At one of my places of employment, I would run a few laps around the building, but that option is no longer an option. I found it helpful to write down exactly what I'm exploding to say, but would ultimately regret. Then I take that piece of paper and shred into microscopic scraps. It's like I'm destroying my anger. I like this so much better than writing anger filled journal entries, as I would read back and relive those emotions needlessly.

The Illustrated Discovery Journal
The Illustrated Discovery Journal is introduced on January 28th. This journal is made of magazine clippings, images, writings, etc. that speaks to you. The purpose of keeping one of these journals is to see what you really like, and not just what you are impressed to like by outside forces (media, society, etc.). I do have an illustrated discovery journal, and though I haven't had the time recently to devote to it, I really do enjoy working on it. It's also nice because I don't have a bunch of ripped out magazine pages cluttering up the house.

Treasure MapThe personal life treasure map is introduced on January 29. The premise is that you have a page of glued images of what you envision to be your perfect dream life. Then, you put a picture of you smiling in the middle. While I don't see anything wrong with this idea at its base, I will not be making a treasure map solely because it would be easy to look at it and become discontented. Especially in my life, nothing stays the same for long. (Micah loves change, and I'm slowly becoming adaptive to it. [Or least learning not to get too attached to life situations.])

Golden Mirror Mediation
The golden mirror meditation is introduced on January 30th. This is where you meditate and communicate with your "inner self". Personally, this is way too new age for me. I don't feel the need to get in touch with myself. I also think this feeds into society's mindset of the "me first!" mentality. As a Christian, I'm instructed to lay down my life, myself, and follow Christ. Matthew 16:24-25 says this, "Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it." I cannot, in good conscience, participate in the golden mirror meditation.
Here are some of the highlights that stuck with me.


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Stay classy, ladies. ;)

Jessica Wynn

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