I have been reading an incredible book by Ann Voskamp, "One Thousand Gifts". I must tell you, I think it's about to change my life. Does that sound dramatic? Yes, but true. I know as soon as I finish it, I will start it over again. It is not an easy read, at all, but worth it. It requires full attendance of your mind to absorb the truths written.
Since I have been ill for the past two weeks, not much has gotten done at my house, ok, nothing really. I have custom quilt orders to fulfill, a house to clean, groceries to buy. One sentence from the book keeps interrupting my thoughts today, "Life is not an emergency".
a sneek peek of Monday's Sewing Christmas
So, read the Word, make some coffee, grab a pen, make the list. What needs to be done today, what needs to be done in the next few days. Eliminate the wants for now, focus on the needs. Life is not an emergency, much can wait. Don't forget to notice that the snow is melting and I can see green grass for the first time in months.
Plan a good meal, I haven't hardly cooked in two weeks and the family might like a little love from the kitchen. Above all, be thankful. Give thanks for feeling better, for choices, for fabric and patterns and fun and a good God that loves us and showers us with good gifts, daily.