I can get so caught up in the “to do’s” and “goals” of life. It becomes life. And, that is not the life I want to live. Or share. I don’t want to look back one day and wish I had done more. There will always be more to do.
Life…living. Living to me is taking time to live. To slow down. To remember and absorb all. All the people, opportunities, and things that God places in my life.
So, tonight, I am pausing for a few minutes and looking back over the past 7 days:
Best find: a Jonathan Strong sports jacket for Sean from Goodwill. Get this. Never worn, tags on it, and my favorite color: GREEN! And, it set us back a whopping $2.39!
Lesson learned: Even though I have been working more, I have much more energy and I look forward to each coaching call. I have learned that when you are working within your passion, it really isn’t work. It is desire that calls you forth into more of who God made you to be. Grateful.
Time saved: about 1.5 hours per day! How you ask? Dishwasher. Oooh la la! I am in love with my NEW dishwasher! It saves me 1.5 hours per day. I know. I am sure you are thinking why didn’t you have a dishwasher. We did. One that didn’t clean the dishes for 5 LONG years. We finally broke down, parted with way more than $2.39 and bought a very nice dishwasher…that actually cleans the dishes. Not the best find financially, but by far the best time saver this week. And when you cook and eat 3 meals a day from scratch, you need a dishwasher…and not a tall dark handsome one like I had for 5 years. I think my main squeeze is happier about this acquisition than me!
Best investment: Reading at night with our kids. They never ever want us to stop reading. The return on this investment cannot be measured.
New tradition: We started lighting a candle every evening when we have family dinners at our table. Truly the heart of our home. The candle is a visual representation of God’s presence, the Light of the world. We ask Him to join us as we break bread together as a family.
Before you join the rat race tomorrow, take some time tonight and reflect on the life you lived last week.
Grateful for you, my readers. I write not because I have to. I can’t not write. Thank you for pausing to read.