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Monday, June 15, 2009

PURPOSEFUL LIVING

As a 50 something woman, I have come to realize that purposeful living is a must.

One thing that I have learned is that this means that I no longer feel pressured to do "this" or "that"...but, instead, I desire to be intentional in choosing to spend my hours, my days, my months in ways that have meaning for me personally.

I am content to say that today was a day filled with whole-hearted living for me.

Now, obviously, this idea of purposeful living can be defined a number of different ways, but for me, it includes three things: FAITH, FAMILY, and FRIENDS.

Today, I spent the day with one of my precious sisters, one of my FFs (forever friends from grade school), along with another friend, and sixteen women who have a goal of recovery from past addictions. Our day was spent in fellowship as my sister, my friends, and I sought to embolden and love on these women who are currently in a vulnerable state. We took a drive up to the North Georgia Mountains stopping at a scenic view, picnic site to devour BBQ sandwiches, chips, rice krispy squares and soft drinks. We then continued a little further north, ending up in a quaint cabin in the woods where we took in a beautiful waterfall, hikes, and rides on four-wheelers. Before heading home, we set up another buffet, this time of salads, deviled eggs, fruit, peach cobbler, and home-made butter pecan ice cream.
I left this group of incredibly courageous women to join my husband, just a little further north of this cabin in the woods...
Yes, this day was purposeful and for that, I am so grateful.

This day included FAITH...an opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus, FAMILY...a chance to serve alongside my sis and to end this day with my beloved husband, and FRIENDS...the good fortune of sharing the day with women that I care about.

3 comments:

  1. What a beautiful day! It is so rewarding to be doing God's work. To make a difference in another life is the best legacy we can leave.

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  2. What an amazing post. I really needed to read this. Since I retired from teaching last year, after 32 years, I have so enjoyed days when I did not feel I needed to fo this or that. My challenge is finding balance, because I can take that to an extreme, I enjoy it so much.
    My husband has been ill , and I have really circled the wagons.
    Sorry for such a long comment. Your day sounded wonderful.

    Laura

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  3. Sounds like a delightful day with all of that wonderful food and outdoor activities. May God bless you and this ministry.

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