One of my goals for 2017 is to be more intentional -- defined as to be more conscious or purposeful. To set up little checkpoints in life to celebrate small gratitudes. How do disinfecting wipes count as intention?
Eden lost two days of school last week to a stomach bug. It sucked and was exhausting. However, in the big picture, dealing with a stomach bug is absolutely nothing compared to what some families deal with on a daily basis with health crises and chronic conditions. So I try to be grateful for just a stomach bug.
When my girls miss a day of school due to illness, I'm going to make it a habit to send in some wipes to the classroom upon return. It's a very small way of being intentional and recognizing the blessing that is complete recovery from an illness.
I always intend to follow up with the teachers throughout the school year and ask if they need any supplies, but it usually ends up as one of those thoughts that floats around my head until June with no action. By making it automatic to supply some disinfecting wipes after a sick day I'm supplying an item that is usually on the classroom which list but which may not usually make it into my shopping cart. Linking the two will hopefully create a sustaining habit. A small way to adopt an attitude of gratitude. And to be a bit more purposeful. #begrateful #supplyallthewipes