Things I have learned:
The Lord is my right hand man, and is readily watching out for me. Each night I wrote what happened in my day to the Lord. This helped me to realize that He is there watching out for me even more than I realize. This challenge came at one of the most stressful weeks that I have had in a long time. When I would write, I would reflect on how much He had helped me that day, and I could not help but be grateful for that stressful day that had passed.
I am selfish.
Because I sat down and wrote my prayers, I was able to ponder more on what really needed to be addressed to the Lord. A lot of times, I would end up writing about other people and asking what I could do to help them. When I don't write my prayers, my ponder and reflection time diminishes as I just go through the motions of what I usually say. This has helped me realize that I need to take the time to reflect about others and what I can do for them.
I can be happy.
Writing down my prayers helped me to understand that I can be happy despite my challenges. By practicing this simple act, I have felt the spirit more abundantly in my life. I have felt the Lord's influence. I have felt the change in the way that I act. I have felt a change in perspective. I have felt happy. I have felt the desire to reach my fullest potential.
I have felt the desire to slow down. . .
Have you taken on this challenge? I encourage you to do so.