Great Day Every Day
I just spent the last week being in a heavy cloud of stress and big girl decisions. I submitted a few resumes, hoping for something part-time while looking at full-time and wondering how I would manage my etsy shop, Artful Rising, my family, and a new job.
I was joining the ranks of other working women and learning how to balance family, laundry, shopping, and job hunting.
And I failed miserably.
I wondered if any company would even call me for an interview, I forgot to show up for a girl's group, I put off ordering supplies for the shop, and I operated in a mode of get.out.of.my.way.I.am.making.big.girl.decisions.
There is nothing like being confronted to know you are acting like a fool. And a spoiled brat.
Max Lucado's Great Day Every Day: Navigating Life's Challenges with Promise and Purpose is a wonderful reminder that the little things that matter. It is a fast and easy read with a tremendous punch of encouragement. And just what I needed to remind myself that there is a bigger picture and to be grounded enough to listen to the directions of my path.
I was asked about an assistant director position at a school which was appealing. I would get to tell other people what to do:), manage curriculum, help parents and staff, put out fires of tantrums and mini crises.
But the hours of a part-time teacher was what I choose in the end. I still get to be present at my kids' school this fall and still participate in the women's functions at church. I still get to create products for my shop.
I get to breathe and look for great things in every day.
QUESTION: What is the great thing in your day?