Sunday, January 23, 2011


I have slipped. It was not intentional, but I must disclose. I want to tell you the story of how I have slipped in order to discuss a much more interesting idea; a question to the readers and to myself.

There were two instances of me buying accessories and clothing. My friend Krissy was in town from Hawaii and she had a headache. We made our way to the drugstore and were browsing the shelves. I noticed that they had all the valentines decorations up and some early Easter candy amongst the shelves. I had a fleeting thought about how time is slightly speeding up these days when I saw a pair of socks with red hearts all over them. My sons teacher is a lover of socks and I thought I might buy them for her for valentines day. They were only a couple dollars so I said to Krissy, "I want some too!" and added them to the cart, bought them, and left. It was a week later when I went to put them on that I realized I bought a piece of clothing for myself!

The second occurrence was a trip to the snow. I had planned to go to the snow with Krissy and her family, but she caught a flight back to Hawaii early so our family decided to go alone the following day. We got all our stuff together and the only item we needed were gloves for 3 of us. We stopped by target and bought some on our way to the snow. Ooops again, I had purchased an accessory! I even got compliments on the gloves when I wore them to drop off my son Joey at school the following morning!

It never occurred to me that I should then stop this challenge. The only thought I had was, "I better be more careful about remembering that I am in fact doing this challenge and perhaps blog more to keep it in my mind". So I wondered, why didn't I consider quitting? Well first of all, I have never really been the quitting type, even to a fault. There are times when it might be wise to quit something, but I will keep trying, so I guess it is an asset and sometimes a failure. What makes someone never quit? What makes someone push themselves instead of being content? What did I absorb along the way that led me to live that way?


  1. Ummmm.... wow. It didn't even occur to me! Why Not? I'm blown away right now because it slipped by me as well! I guess we are so used to just buying and not totally thinking about it. I think we don't quit because we are striving, even unconsciously, to be more like Jesus. When we are introduced to the truth, it becomes extremely difficult to continue in our old ways. We have the voice inside of us ( the Holy Spirit ) that reminds us and gently pushes us to make the right choices and when we quit, it's like disappointing God.

  2. I'm glad your staying in! Just because we slip up it doesn't mean we should walk away! :) Perfection isn't the goal anyhow, just a heightened awareness. Oh, and by the way, I think I have plenty of maternity clothes to get me through the pregnancy!!!

  3. Did you notice that both instances involved Krissy?
    Hehehe just kidding, Krissy. ;)