I had a good meeting today with Jason. We talked about Step 7 and the things I’ve learned as I’ve worked on this step.
We also talked about some of the sacrifices I plan to make as I review Step 7 before moving on to Step 8.
Sacrifices I Plan to Make
- Early to bed, early to rise: this will be a HARD one but I know it needs to be done. I’m at my worst when I’m tired. And I’m tired when I stay up until wee hours of the morning (like right now). I need to be in bed by 11:00 p.m. and up by 6:30 a.m.
- Avoid Seven Peaks: this will be hard because my kids love to go there together, but I feel I need to limit my attendance. I may go one more time to “finish the year” or something, but I’ve seen the direct effects: harder to control my thoughts, harder to practice the “chin up” strategy, etc. It’s just not worth it I don’t think.
I feel I need to pray about these and ask Heavenly Father if there are other things I can do to show Him my willingness to do what He feels is best for me at this point in my life.
I want to be realistic. I want to make sure I DO what I write down. I know “…sacrifice brings forth the blessings of Heaven.”
Today was a good day!
I had a good meeting with Dane in which I kept my composure, I was very honest, but I didn’t lose my cool. I felt we were talking more as friends.
I’m grateful for the Atonement.
I’m grateful for my kids and family.