#SmallSuccess: I Think I Can, I Think I Can



My favorite home away from home | Smokey Row Coffee House | Des Moines

I had this post 90% finished last night. When the last 10% just wasn’t coming together, I shut down the blogging process in order for a good night’s rest. After a few prayers for inspiration to complete the remaining 10%, my plan was to hit the computer hard this morning and finish before the kids got up.

The best laid plans …

When I woke up, rather than hitting the computer hard, life hit me hard. One thing after another, and I was in no mood to finish a post about small successes. Bah humbug. So I channeled my inner little blue train and began muttering, “I think I can, I think I can!” 

Thursdays are art class days for my daughter Lucy. She takes classes at a studio that collaborates well with homeschooling families. While the students are busy unleashing their inner Rembrandts, many of the moms gather at the coffee shop right around the corner from the art studio. I typically use the 75-minutes while Lucy is in class to make a quick grocery run. But today I knew I needed some sisterly fellowship more than my family needed that gallon of milk, the bunch of bananas, or the loaf of bread. 

So, Small Success #1: putting down the to-do list in favor of a mid-morning coffee break with some awesome mamas. Turns out it was just the respite I needed in order to get through this day with a smile.

I’m still smiling, by the way.

And I’ll join again next time!

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Small Success #2: Joel was invited to contribute to a Catholic men book project. He’s been busy this week writing down thoughts for a chapter on honoring and loving wives. Total proud wife moment right there, friends! I’ll leave the book details and promotion for another day. For now, please whisper a prayer for the success of this project?

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I’m writing, I’m writing, I’m writing …

Small Success #3: Publishing this post. Do you know how many unfinished posts I have setting in the queue? Far, far too many! Blogging and writing is my outlet like cooking, painting, sewing, fishing, knitting, golfing, Fantasy Football-ing, running, shopping, watching reality TV, etc., are to others. Having set some goals, albeit small, for writing better and faster, I hope to share more regularly here going forward.

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can …

Now it’s your turn! What are your small successes? Share them over at CatholicMom.com.

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  1. franciscanmom says

    That coffee shop looks like a wonderful place! You can get milk and bread some other time. Fellowship is precious.

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