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Wisdom Wednesday

My brain is kind of fried right now, not going to lie. I was up super late last night dealing with some fairly last minute gift purchasing (?- kind of…there’s a week left, but I just really want/need to be done with all gift buying for all people now!).

I am feeling some serious “gift buying fatigue” this year for some reason. Despite loving buying for others and gift giving in general, I sometimes find it really stressful and kind of overwhelming. More on this topic another day, because I don’t have the mental energy to explain right now. 🙂

On a fun note, check out this stack o’books that Asher got yesterday!! Holy cow. We picked up his surprise library package(s) and I can’t believe how many books they sent home with him!! Truly awesome. He followed Ethan’s idea of spreading them all out and rolling a dice to see which one to start with. Ethan is tearing through his stack from last week at a seriously impressive pace. Asher does not read “quite” as intensely and borderline obsessively as Ethan does, but he seemed pretty pumped to dive into these too.

Wisdom Wednesday- Two things to make you think today:

1. “Your outcomes are a lagging measure of your habits. Your net worth is a lagging measure of your financial habits. Your weight is a lagging measure of your eating habits. Your knowledge is a lagging measure of your learning habits. Your clutter is a lagging measure of your cleaning habits. You get what you repeat.”

– James Clear (http://jamesclear.com)

2. “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito. ” 🙂

Proof of completion of Day #3 of the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge:

5 am yesterday morning…a 20 minute Beachbody stretching workout in my office, in the quiet and dark + Christmas lights! It was very nice. 🙂

Up today #4: family candlelight dinner on a Wednesday night! Looking forward to it. Chipotle crusted pork tenderloin, red potatoes and broccoli is on the menu.

Daily Gratitude:

I am grateful for furry, warm, cozy boots.

6 thoughts on “Wisdom Wednesday”

  1. I love how much your boys read! My 10yr old just finished The Unwanteds and he loved it (so that is what he would recommend from Asher’s stack.


  2. The way I read James Clear he makes me feel woefully inadequate but also like going for a workout. Do you have any boot recommendations?


  3. talking about gift fatigue… I feel you!!!! i haven’t bought any of the santa gifts for the girls… and I have exactly today to buy them.. grrrrrrrrr…. when can we stop doing this? oh well… what we do for the kids to keep the magic just one more year.


  4. So we have majorly scaled back on gifts. But gifts are the dead last love language for Phil and me. 3-4 years ago we told my parents they could stop buying for us. They don’t live close to shopping and with 5 married kids, that was 10 people to shop for in addiction to the 7 grand kids – and there will now be 10 grandkids in feb. they agreed to stop buying. Most years is siblings donate to a sponsor a family charity that buys gifts for needy families. The grandkids do a gift exchange so I buy a gift for the person Paul draws and then we get some things for Pablo but that’s it for the most part. For my godson, I put money in a savings accounts I started when he was born which I will sign over to him when he graduates. Phil and I don’t exchange gifts either. I know we sound super Grinchy! Ha. I know gifts are important to the magic of the season so we will make sure that gift holidays are always special and exciting for our boys. But I totally get the gift giving fatigue. I felt that way in the past, especially when friends still wanted to exchange gifts and I was just sooo done.


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