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This is the seventh day of my 31 Days of Living Well & Spending Zero challenge. To read all the posts in order, start with Day One or visit the Overview Page.

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Two weeks down and I am so, so, SO proud of all of you for making it through another week–congratulations!! This is once again our day to pat ourselves on our back (or kick ourselves in the you-know-where) while we reflect on what we’ve accomplished this week, as well as what we’ve learned.

I don’t know about y’all but I did a lot of cleaning & organizing this week, and I gotta say….it felt good. I tend to clean when I’m stressed, so this was a great week for me to focus on making my house spic and span. You see, this morning I will be sharing my Amazing Grace story out loud for the first time ever, and I am pretty much terrified. Public speaking is not my forte–I much prefer writing–so it was nice to have somewhere to channel all that nervous energy this week.

But I have to say that more than anything else, I have felt blessed this week by great friends & an amazing husband. Three different friends watched my kids last weekend so we could attend three different functions, and all of them did it for free, out of the goodness of their hearts. My friend Jenny surprised me out of the blue with a gift card for a free Starbucks latte, and my friend Melissa delivered the most amazing meal on Wednesday night….lasagna, garlic bread, mozzarella sticks, and WINE (which we have been out of for over a month.)  It was divine.

Between all that and all the friends who have told me they are praying for me this week or sent supportive emails & Facebook messages, I can’t help but feel supported and loved and so incredibly blessed. So thank you to all my friends and to my husband, who has been a huge support this week as well. Your kindness & generosity has been so very much appreciated.

Of course now it is your turn to reflect on the things you’ve learned this week, where you’ve struggled, where you’ve triumphed, and the blessings you’ve experienced.

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What cleaning & organizing tasks were you able to accomplish this week? What blessings have you experienced this week? What has been the biggest struggle for you this week? Where were you tempted to ‘cheat’? What are your goals for next week?

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{Go to Day 15}