Small Success Thursday: The Mustard Seed Edition


Small Success Thursday

We are so close to being there! Can’t wait to see you! If we have faith the size of a mustard seed, we can move mountains. I thought about all the planting of mustard seeds we do every day when we go about the business of parenting or being a good spouse or a good friend. Ultimately, we hope all this constant planting results in a mustard seed forest providing shelter and shade to all who come near.

This week I:

1) Got my daughter fitted for her dress for the wedding we’re attending in two weeks. She’s very excited to be a junior bridesmaid and feels like a princess in her beautiful blue gown and silver sparkling shoes.

2) Worked on Helen. Wrote about 5,500 words by setting a daily quota of 1000 words a night starting last Friday. I did have two days where I didn’t get to it though.

3) Celebrated Father’s day Weekend. We grilled. We gardened. We played cards and whiffle ball. It was a blast.

4) Restarted daily rosary –I had fallen off the praying wagon but between my mother and my sister, climbed back on.

5) Exercised more regularly. Yeah I’d fallen off that wagon too. But my daughters and sons are pushing me to do more and it helps.

I wrote this list and then realized, the pushes to play, to pray, to exercise, all were examples of others planting mustard seeds in me. Have a great week!

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Sherry Antonetti is a mother of ten children, published author of The Book of Helen and a freelance writer of humor and family life columns. You can read additional pieces from her blog,


  1. 1. I donated blood this week. My iron count just made it!
    2. I started going through some of my ds clothes, a little late, but he hasn’t had to leave the house naked yet!
    3. I played ball with the kids.
    4. We had a get together at our house with my dh family for Father’s Day, I didn’t stress too much.

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