Thursday, January 5, 2017
My Happy Place
It's been quiet in my shop the past two weeks as I knew it would be. Christmas is over and January is a dead month in most businesses of my kind. People have spent their money, there are no major holidays and so no need to shop. I've had a few customers but it is fairly quiet. However, I'm so thankful that I have other things to occupy me while I'm waiting for customers.
I spent most of the afternoon yesterday working on correspondence, newsletters and other items that need to go out this month for our Great Commission Women's organization. As I sat typing, I realized once again how blessed I am to be able to combine all the things I love!
I have a heart for missions and our international workers and am able to help support them through encouragement and prayer. I also love being able to encourage the women in our district churches to also support missions in my role as director. I love staying in touch through email and social media.
I love organizing events and I get to do that a few times a year. We have a large retreat coming up in late April and I'm working on that now, along with a planning committee. There are a number of smaller events as well that I am working on and there have been events through our church that I get to organize.
I also love to create and sew and of course, I get to do that for my shop, as well as for gifts for family and friends. I have something on my sewing table now that is being turned into a gift for my father-in-law.
I love people and being out in the community makes me very happy. I love chatting with the customers that come in and meeting new people. It's a way to connect and I've also been able to encourage and minister to a few.
So I'm in my happy place - encouraging, organizing, creating and networking! It can't get any better than that. ;-)