Wednesday, December 19, 2012
When I knew my son was going to be gone during the bulk of 2012, I started putting a pebble a day into a bowl/jar... beginning January 1st. The photo above shows where the fill level is today. It's about to overflow. And that is good news, because it means probably within a month to six weeks, I'll see him again.
We all have our little devices that get us through "one day at a time". This has been one of mine. If you take each pebble in the jar, and have it represent a day of "mostly" good decisions, you are building a healthy year.
Some years, it's been star stickers on a calendar. Some years different kinds of stickers. It is one of the motivators that seemed to work for me as a kindergartner, and does even now!
So, here's to the jar getting to "full", only 13 days 'til the New Year, and time to start afresh. Wonder what next year's marker will be?
Life is good... Spark on!