Anyways, you all know the rules for FMF right? You go to Kate's blog, find the prompt, return to YOUR blog and then write for five minutes of pure writing.. not worrying about the edits and what not.. just writing. Then going back to Kate's for linking up and then doing what is SO important....taking the time to encourage the person who has linked up before you. Simple eh?
And seriously.. it's fun.
I have to admit, I"m starting this post feeling a bit vexed.
Yesterday was an exhausting day, and I wanted to write my post at the end of the day but was simply too tired to focus. I thought the word I'd be writing on tonight was True and was pondering it all day. Came home after a camp fire with hubby looked the word and said ARGH!!! The word is TURN!! What do I write on that?
That's when I realized that in my frustration with myself therein lay my answer.
My nine year old has a bit of a problem with turning from his frustration to something else. He says vexed and fixated on the source of his vexation and yet to learn to turn from it.
I had a choice... I could stay vexed with myself about not reading the word correctly last night, or I could make a choice to turn from that vexation and possibly even use it for good. Analyzing why I get vexed about silly things like that and if it would help me to understand my boy a tad better.
Like him I dislike wasting time by making mistakes and I can get angry with myself. I see this in my boy as well. Understanding myself helps me understand him better.
And you know what? I just had an epiphany! God understands us. He calls us to be like him. He knows us full well and wants us to know him full well. Studying him (like I would analyze myself in order to understand my son)... helps me to know myself better and then hopefully (as I would aim to assist my son in his character development) help me with my continued character development.
Neat huh? :)