Even though we are unable to meet in person this month, we will hold our meeting by way of the e-group and private fb page. You may eat, or drink whatever you choose at the meeting without judgement, or the possibility of allergic issues. ;0)
In the original meeting details on the Tailor Made Homeschool Support Group’s Calendar of Events for 2020-21, you were asked to bring a sharpie marker and a pencil to this meeting; now you’ll need to provide your own paper, too.
As you know, our topic title for this month is “Prioritizing Your Rocks: Demo and Moms in the Thinking Chair.” So, sit down and get ready to do some thinking!
A long, long time ago, in what seems to have been a galaxy far, far away, several former Tailors met for this very same demo and discussion. It involved glass and metal (a Mason jar), rocks, gravel, and some sand. Because we aren’t able to meet together, we current Tailors will tech-up and watch a YouTube video. (I’m fairly certain the original group did this prior to YouTube’s inception!)
(If you’d like to see what sorts of things we were discussing in Tailor Made way back then, check out the homeschool ministries of Marilyn Howshall and Barb Shelton.)
Please watch Jar of Life.
Now, it’s quite possible that last year your list of IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO was VERY different from this year’s list! If there comes a time when life reverts back to the way you lived before this year, you may choose to do this little project differently. Let’s work with what we’ve got right now and find peace about it.
I would’ve passed out paper at this point in the demo, but now you’ll need to supply your own. This is where you will also need your sharpie marker and pencil…with an eraser, just in case.
Now, using your pencil, follow the instructions to draw a large Mason jar. You’ll find the directions for this project at https://easydrawings.net/easy-drawings/draw-a-mason-jar/.
“Inside” your Mason jar, please draw seven large rocks. They need to fit, so use your pencil for this step, too. Add some gravel sized rocks all around the larger rocks. Next, add little bitty dots in all the cracks and crevices that are left in your Mason jar.
Turn your paper over and make a list. You’ll really need to think about this list. It’s a written record of all the possibilities that present themselves and take time during your day to complete. Put down everything you do in a day/week/month. On the side of your list, jot down the seven (7) MOST IMPORTANT things on that list. Use your sharpie marker to write these things on your large rocks on the other side of the paper. The gravel will hold the things that are next in line of importance. Lastly, the little bitty dots will be where you can fit in all those things that aren’t really important, but take up so much of your time…IF YOU AREN’T CAREFUL. Or, declutter them from your list and breathe easier!
If you’d like to add one more thing to your to-do list, color you Mason jar. Just kidding. Display it on your fridge, or another prominent spot as a reminder of the MOST IMPORTANT things you need to do. This will hopefully help you declutter your calendar and provide you with the time you need to accomplish what God has planned for you to do.
Until we meet again. https://tailormadehsg.wordpress.com/
For more information on the ministries of Marilyn Howshall and Barb Shelton, check out the following when it can fit into your jar.