I am going to have a theme/virtue/word/habit of the the month that I focus on. I am not going to plan all 12 months out now. I am going to take it one month at a time. During the last week of the month I am planning on evaluating where I am at in life, and seeing what I need to focus on the most, and that will be my next Monthly Mission.
All to often I find myself snapping and yelling at the boys. I hate it. I hate being mad/frustrated at them so often.
I was afraid to work on patience. It seems that when I strive to improve a habit/virtue/etc. God gives me more opportunities to work on my issue. Even though I feel like if I am given any more opportunities I'll snap and need to be put in a nut house. I didn't want to have more opportunities to be patient. I didn't want more opportunities to fail and yell at the boys. I didn't feel like it was fair to them.
But my level of impatience wasn't fair to them either. After several nudges and promptings from Heavenly Father, I realized I could take a really long time to learn patience the way I was going. Or I could go through a relatively short refiner's fire and be better for it. I could have the patience I need sooner. After much thought and prayer I decided to go for it.
I have been reading quotes and scriptures on patience. I've been finding articles about how to be a more patient Mommy and reading through them.
What are you working on this year/month/week?