Today I am going to take a break from my series on sinful anger to participate in CatholicMom.com’s Small Success Thursdays. I will say that beginning my Lenten series on sinful anger is a small success for this week. For those of you who have struggled with anger at different periods of your life, I suggest reading my first two posts. Anger is usually coupled with tremendous pain whether from childhood or other periods in our lifetime. Sinful anger is toxic for ourselves and all the people around us. If you struggle, join me on the journey to overcome this sinful inclination. I have made great strides, by God’s grace, over the years, but it is still a battle for me. Join me in giving this struggle to Christ. You can read the first two posts here and here.
Another small success for this week is that my daughter and I unofficially started preschool. I will be homeschooling her and will not start a formal curriculum until she turns 4 years old, but we started using the Catholic Icing curriculum to get us started. We have worked on the letters A and B, as well as discussed Lent. She loves school and asks me to do it all of the time. She is so bright and full of energy. She is absorbing the material and likes to work on her whiteboard on her own. She now knows St. Anne and St. Bernadette and the liturgical color for Lent happens to be her favorite color. She was quite excited to see our priest dressed in purple (violet) at Mass.
I also consider my daughter’s potty training to be a small success this week. She has been in pull-ups and using the potty for over a year now, but she was having a lot of accidents. With the help of a timer and more focus, she has done really well this week in “big girl panties”. We started with a couple of accidents, but now she is paying more attention to her body and avoiding accidents. I am so proud of her.
I spent all of last week studying for my Fundamental Theology mid-term (I am in a MA in Theology program full-time). My studying paid off and I got an A on the test. This weekend I have to write a succinct paper on the Scholastic understanding of the Sacraments of Initiation: Eucharist, Baptism, and Confirmation. The material is amazing and fascinating. Pray that I am able to be clear and direct in my answers. I can be a bit wordy and the paper is limited to 3 pages. Three Sacraments in 3 pages while expounding on St. Thomas Aquinas’ Summa?!
It’s been a busy week and I am glad to take a moment to celebrate the successes that I have experienced. How has your week been? What small successes have you had? Join the conversation at CatholicMom.com.