April’s “Less”

Eight days into May isn’t bad for finally getting to this, considering all that’s been happening lately. And that’s not including the things that lead up to summer: a last lesson to mark for Perspectives today (and then the projects), a last kids lesson to prepare this weekend, and probably a last “regular” small group meeting this week. Then all I’ll have to think about is Weeding and Dusting! Well, sort of… but not really of course.

For my One Word (“less”), I almost chose all my favourites this month, from one week–the first week of April. But one from the last week is pretty good too: “Less talking, more singing”. Sometimes there just seems to be soooo much talking! It would be better to balance that out perhaps, with more singing instead. Even if you can’t carry a tune, haven’t you ever spent time just belting out your favourite songs? Into my mind comes several instances when, as teenagers, my friends & I used to just sing, for no particular reason– well, maybe just to praise God… but if we hadn’t been Christians, we probably would have been singing anyway, for fun. Sometimes we sang from the back of a pick-up truck, riding down the highway; sometimes on the beach of Lake Ontario; or sometimes just driving somewhere in the car. Memories! Nowadays, my husband puts some old-time Gospel music on when we have a long drive to our business, and he seems to delight (or laugh?) in my singing along. Or, Sam has shown me how to play some great, modern worship music from Googleplay, which, since I’m far-away-upstairs and not heard, means “yelling” along with, while on the treadmill!

Oh right! Back to my One Word stuff. The other two I chose:

  • Less tiptoe, more jump (use your imagination);
  • Less pretend, more self–because you should just be yourself!

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