Last month I had an overwhelming feeling that even though I was doing a “good work” as the manager of the local Sheltered Workshop, I felt like I should be doing “more.” For most people, that probably sounds crazy, and at times, I wonder myself because I miss my co-workers and employees so much. But, there have been so many wonderful things that I’ve been able to spend my time doing.
I am able to get up and do my Scripture Writing first thing in the morning. I always wanted to start my day “writing on my heart every word.” It’s a great way to start the day! I’ve also really enjoyed seeing Steve in the mornings. Since I was at work before 6:30 am, I usually left him in bed every morning. Now, we are able to enjoy a cup of coffee and have a prayer before he leaves for work each day. I believe that it has brought us even closer as a couple.
Last week, I was able to spend time with my grandson, Aiden. Oh, how I love that boy! If we are only blessed with one grandchild, well, I think God gave us the BEST! I pray that we made memories that will last a lifetime. I’m also looking forward to going to pick up my Mother next week, so that she can come over and spend a few days. I don’t take these opportunities for granted.
I’ve been able to work on building my Park Lane jewelry business. I fell in love with the company, the perks, and of course, the jewelry. When someone asked what am I doing now? I replied, “Making women feel beautiful!” When I put it on, I feel beautiful, and that’s how I want others to feel. I’m thankful that I’ve been shown a way to help us out financially and be able to work from home.
I’ve cooked more, cleaned more, exercised more, and read more, but the surprising things are the things that I haven’t done. I haven’t turned on the television set during the day. I rarely play games on the computer during the day. I haven’t even taken a nap, and if you know me – that’s a big one! Not that there is anything wrong with those things – I’m just trying to do spend my time doing “better things, like praying and meditating on God’s Word. I think of Mary who broke the alabaster box and anointed Jesus in Mark 14. His disciples murmured against her, saying that this costly ointment was worth more than 300 pence and could have been sold and the money given to the poor, but Jesus said, “She has wrought a good work on Me. She hat done what she could” (Mark 14:6b & 8a). There are good things to do, better things to do, and then there are the best ways to spend your time and money. What are you putting first in your life?
Simply blessed, Courtney