I think it was Marcia, the Organised Queen, that said she kept a notebook by her computer and wrote things down in it every day and started with a fresh page each day. I have started doing that. Next to my computer is now a "journal" of sorts. Each day is noted and I keep any password/screennames that I have created or changed in it. I write my notes and maybe a notation of something that I have read on one of my favorite websites. Two places that I go every day are the TOH Recipe Boards and the Voy Craft board. I have many friends there and I get lots of new ideas/recipes from these wonderful sites. Other than my blog and facebook, I really don't have time to go other places on the internet unless I am looking for something more specific. But even more importantly in this notebook are the people that ask for prayer or that speak to my heart prompting me to pray for them. In this notebook, I now keep their names and their specific request and if there is a response with a specific answer to that prayer I try to put it in also.
This notebook helps me with several goals. It helps keep me organized in the recording of specific information on websites. And it helps keep me organized and makes me follow thru on a commitment to pray for someone. I really dislike it when a friend requests prayer and I say I will pray for them, which I do immediately but then forget to continue in prayer. I want to follow through and be a prayer warrior and this will help me to obtain that goal. And in some ways it gives me a prayer focus and I can't help but feel that focusing on prayer will help me with my emotional state.
Now, you probably aren't too impressed with this post, lol, but I had to get it out there for me, I guess. Creating a little accountability to follow through with my goal to be a better person!
Speaking of being a better person, I read a wonderful blog post today about being a better person. I could not have said this any better. Click here and read what this sweet mom has to say. I think it is a worthy post. It says just exactly what I feel and sometimes I feel so defeated. Yet, this friend captures the hope. I have to be honest. Last night on my drive home from work, the "downs" set in... I thought and teared up all the way home lamenting on wanting to be this better person.... I struggled with my thoughts and prayed to the Lord about it all the way home.... and then this morning, I read this on a blog that I follow. Guess that I am not alone. I don't know if I am making sense or not to you, lol, but I know what I mean! ha!