In His Time…

…there is perfect peace.

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.

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–Mark Twain

I have a confession to make.

The bible does say: “Confess your faults one to another,” πŸ™‚

Here goes.

I am a… (*gasp*)…

…procrastinator.

Whew! There! I said it!

The problem with this is that I’ve, very unfortunately, passed this awful weakness on to my boys. 😦

I’ve told them many times, “Please, don’t be a procrastinator, like me!” But, actions speak louder than words, don’t they?

What amazes me is that, even though we try our best to teach and train our children to have great habits and lifestyles, some things still slip through the cracks.

My point in telling you all this?

Well…I think I just want to give a head’s up to people who still have small children. Be aware, very aware, of your bad habits. Hopefully you can overcome them while your children are still young so they won’t have them, too.

On the positive side: I am glad, very glad, that my boys have took on my GOOD habits. And…they haven’t taken on ALL of my bad habits. πŸ˜€

P.S.Β  I’m still trying to get rid of this bad habit.Β  I will not stop trying until I succeed or die, whichever comes first.Β  Do you think I can do it? πŸ™‚

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7 thoughts on “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.

  1. Sometimes procrastination is not such a bad thing. You don’t get this from me by the way. I am somewhat the opposite. I tend to do things BEFORE they need to be done and then I have to redo them because of something that has changed the situation. So, don’t knock procrastination too much Tena. Love you…………

    Thank you, Mom! Moms always make things feel better. πŸ˜€
    You are right, I didn’t get this from you. I knew that. πŸ™‚
    My husband is the opposite, too. In a BIG way! πŸ™‚ Let’s see…what is the antonym for procrastinate?

    Okay, I looked it up and this is what I found: (I learned a new word today! πŸ˜€ ALACRITY)
    To do something with alacrity means you know what needs to be done and you do it right away or in a very timely manner.
    To procrastinate means you know what you need to do but you delay in doing it.

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  2. Good response from “Mom”! I love it when parents make something good out of what we think is a “bad thing”. Way to go, Esther! You just reminded me of my Mother. Thanks!

    Ha! Sis. Linda, you are so cute. πŸ™‚
    My mom has always see the bright side of things – always been very positive. That’s one of the things I love about her. And! I got some of that from her! A good trait!

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  3. Let the confessions begin…I too am a procrastinator!

    I have begun praying “Lord, order my steps and establish my thoughts today. Prioritize my day and let me accomplish Your will.”

    Thanks for the heads up.

    You can do it Tena…”For with God nothing shall be impossible.” Luke 1:37

    Oh, Mindy! Yay! I fellow procrastinator!
    Uh…not sure if that’s something to be happy ’bout. πŸ™‚

    That is a great prayer! I will try it, too. I pray about this fault of mine almost every day. I so want to do what I need to do each day and not put important things on the back burner.
    It seems like I procrastinate the things I dread doing more than anything else.
    I tell my boys, “Get the things you don’t want to do out of the way first, then you can look forward to doing the things you WANT to do.” I’m working on heeding my own advice. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the encouragement, Mindy!
    Yes! With God nothing is impossible! Love ya lots!

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  4. Hmmmm….I never knew you were a procrastinator? I always thought you had it on the ball. πŸ™‚ You should give yourself more credit. πŸ™‚

    Thank you, you’re sweet.
    I do have it on the ball when it comes to certain things. Like, doing things I enjoy. πŸ™‚ Organizing and planning an event, for example. Or, any church activity or project. That is fun, so I’m on the ball. πŸ™‚
    But, my problem is putting things on hold that I don’t enjoy doing or I dread doing. For example: making phone calls to discuss incorrect bills, paper work (yuck!), cleaning out closets and drawers, ironing, weeding, returning bought items, polishing shoes, etc.
    Know what I mean? πŸ™‚

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  5. aww i know you can do it! i just started reading some of your other blogs and i totally think you can do it!
    i have a lot of faith in you!
    you’ll shake this procrastinating habit i know it! =]

    check out bre101 at http://www.bre101.wordpress.com
    join in on the crazy world of bre10!

    new pages, new stories, new bre101!
    AND now shes on spring break!
    whats going to happen during all the parties and hanging out with friends?
    just wait and see

    Hello, bre101. Thank you for stopping by and for your encouraging comments. I really appreciate your faith in me and you don’t even know me. πŸ™‚
    I will visit your blog as soon as I get a few minutes. Have a great day!

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  6. just stumbled on your blog & enjoyed this entry! i am right in the boat with you & came to a helpful revelation that you might appreciate: it’s ok- in fact, good- for our kids to see us struggle. The key word is ‘struggle’, meaning you keep working at it. our kids need to know that we all fail…..miserably, even…….but can and must KEEP ON GOING. when they see that we don’t give up, it helps them not to, you know? anyway, keep it up! really enjoyed your blog! πŸ™‚

    Hi, sillyspring. I’m so glad you stumbled on my blog! And, I’m glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚
    Thank you so much for the encouraging words as well.
    You are correct in all you said here.
    I will be by you blog soon to check it out.
    Have a wonderful day. Hope to see you here again soon.

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  7. Hi Tena,

    I must confess that I am a procrastinator too, although I am working to overcome it. I find if I have a list made out of things I need to get done, I don’t procrastinate as much. However, sometimes I procrastinate making the list. Woe is me, but I know that God still loves me, is still working on me, and He loves all of us in spite of our sometimes pitiful frames.

    We’ll just keep at it and we’ll get better and better. πŸ™‚

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