It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph1. I overcame the temptation to lie and answer no on a health insurance application where it asked "Have you ever been denied coverage before?" I had a few horrible minutes of rationalizing that this was not their business, since after all I had been scrupulously honest about my health history. I put the application away and said daytime prayer. There was one of those typical daytime psalms about the joy of Loving God's commands and never speaking falsely...and I knew I couldn't do it. So I went back to application (online), hit Yes, damn it! I've been denied for coverage! And sent it in. And guess what? I received an acceptance notice 24 hours later!
2. I made a firm decision to serve meatless meals Monday thru Friday during lent. And today, I followed through, with help from http://www.celestebehe.blogspot.com/ and her wonderful "40 for 12" series. Loved the black bean soup, Celeste!
3. Today when something rather unpleasant and upsetting happened, I had the presence of mind to Offer it Up almost immediately, rather than first wallow in my misery for an hour, and then, later, as an afterthought, join my sufferings to Christ's for the salvation of the world.