How I Did in March
It is hard to believe that March is already over. It is time now to see how well I have done this month. My affirmation is: “I Seek First to Understand, then to be understood.” My intentions were to begin working on developing new relationships, however, the direction I ended up taking was in solidifying the relationships of those closest to me. I spent time developing the relationship with my roommates kids so that we are as much strangers as we have been since I moved in. Second, I went on a trip with my daughter to Branson. Three, I spent time with my son Jonathan who was here this month from Hawaii. I had a great time with my children at Colton’s Steak House.
I determined that I would change my headings for the month toward that direction. I have determined that I will be calling my children more, not so much to bother them like an old busy-body, but to let them know that their mother thinks about them every day. I am really grateful that each of my children have their own lives and that I prepared them toward being independent individuals. I know I am not a perfect mother, but I at least have allowed each of them to develop independent of me. Each one of them is capable of standing on their own two feet, even my not quite 14 year-old daughter.
Keeping Up With January and February Affirmations
I have not forgotten my affirmations from January and February either.
January, if you remember was “I am Organized and Productive.I have (for the most part) continued to use the schedule that I set up for myself in January. I have continued with that in that I have cleaned out a closet that needed organization. In addition, I have made changes on my novel A Coward’s Solace as my first beta reader suggested and I handed it off to my second beta reader. I have also kept up with submitting to Bubblews and writing this blog regularly. In addition, I have been working on developing my author platform. I have started making arrangements for putting my book A Coward’s Solace Back out as a free book on April 4 & 5.
February My affirmation was “I am Energetic, Fit, Strong, and Healthy”. This month, I have been exercising on my roommate’s elliptical machine as well as continuing to eat healthy foods and taking vitamins. I HAVE NOT BEEN DIETING, I have simply been eating healthier and yet since last July drum roll peace, I have lost 30 pounds. It may not be fast weight loss, but like the tortoise, slow and steady will win in this race. I am seriously thinking about writing a book about this health gaining experience.
Coming Up In April
April’s Affirmation is “I Am A Spirit Being On A Physical Journey”. This month in honor of the fact that Easter, my blog will focus on Godly women of the Bible. Over the past few years, as I have read my Bible, I have found that many traditions concerning women of the Bible are inaccurate and have been promoted by books like Dan Brown’s The De Vince Code.. I am not sure exactly why this is true. Some of it may be because of the fact that our western culture is based on patriarchal society. Other reasons may be because Christianity has over the years embraced certain pagan traditions as Christian traditions.
I want to look at the Godly women of the Bible and determine how these women relate to me as a modern Christian woman. What can I take away from their experiences in my growth this year? Even more important, how can I share these insights with other women?
Cygnet Brown has recently published her first nonfiction book: Simply Vegetable Gardening: Simple Organic Gardening Tips for the Beginning Gardener
She is also the author of historical fiction series The Locket Saga. Her upcoming book A Coward’s Solace will be available soon. Click here for more information about Cygnet Brown and her books.