Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sorting It All Out

"Life is a journey of sorting it all out. Once we have categorized then we must prioritize." ~Mama Hen
Little Chick's new favorite thing to do is sorting. She loves to sort her colorful plastic bears, play vegetables, shapes and money. Today she had fun sorting some new shapes we had gotten and her play coins, as well. While I watched her sorting through and categorizing by color, shape and amount I thought about how much sorting we all must do throughout our lives. Daily we must sort through the good and the bad, the necessary and not so important, responsibilities, chores, and finances. The list goes on and on. Once we have muddled through it all we need to really take stock and prioritize. It is something I try to do, especially regarding my daughter. She is first and foremost and I often let household chores and certain shopping that has to be done be put on hold so I can play with Little Chick, read books with her and do fun things like sorting! I had mentioned in another post that an old university professor of mine asked me what my priorities were when I had gone into his class very ill. I never forgot how important a message it was that he had me doing some soul searching on. So as I sort through my life each and every day, I make sure that Little Chick is at the top of my priorities always! How do you sort through the daily responsibilities?

16 comments:

  1. very insightful comment and a parable for our daily lives. Thanks for reminding me of this!!!!!!!

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  2. You sound like the kind of mom I am. My kids always came first, and I loved playing that kind of game and activity too!

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  3. How great! Love it =) Have a blessed weekend!

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  4. Beautiful! You wrote so lovingly about what's really important! Thank you!

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  5. She is so cute. I love sorting too, it's calming. :) Some days I do a good job of keeping my priorities in order but others I don't. I let the house or errands become more important and I hate that.

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  6. Great post, very insightful. :)

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  7. I love how you took LC's sorting into thinking about how you sort through your daily responsibilities. It's something I keep working to balance!

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  8. Nice post! You sound like an awesome mom!! Following you back with GFC

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  9. It is so amazing that at such a young age sorting and organzing can be soothing! It is one of the things I do to relax, which may sound weird. But I love it. Little Chick is such a cutie, tooo!
    Jenn
    MommieCouture.blogspot.com

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  10. Very cool! What a great thing to teach your daughter. This will really help as she grows up. I wish I could say I sort priorities perfectly but I don't. lol Since I've been working at home this is a real challenge for me. My ideal would be Jesus & Faith > Family & Chores > Work & Helping Others & Fun. What a great question! I may need to think about this some more.

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  11. what a fun money set! where is it from?

    i have been trying really, really hard to soak in each moment with my girls now, since they'll be starting kindergarten in the fall and i'll be back in the classroom too! i also try only to be online when they are sleeping or completely engaged in something on their own (i've already cut back my computer time and will more when i go back to teaching), and i try to vacuum when they are either at preschool or my husband has taken them someplace special. your posts help me remember to really try and stay in the moment .....

    have a HAPPY valentines weekend!
    jeremi

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  12. Sorting, patterning, all those things are so good for kids that age! Looks like LC is enjoying it too. :-)

    I start my day out with 'The Daily Bible' which has the date on the section I am to read each day. I love that. It keeps me on track, gets my mind on God, rather than myself, and makes me consider my priorities.

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  13. Great post. My guys are rapidly growing up and while each phase brings new joys and challenges, we end up getting farther and farther away from the time they were small and innocent. Enjoy every day with Little Chick. You'll never regret it.

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  14. Great thoughts. And adorable Little chick! She's precious. Enjoy her!

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  15. I really struggle with this, especially sorting out what is also good for plain 'ole ME! Often I wish it were as easy as sorting by colors. I sure do need more wisdom! =)

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