Being there for others is exactly why God put me on the Mary Kay path. It opens up the door for me to (i) share of His story in my life; (ii) encourage others to seek Him; (iii) be a friend to those in need; (iv) to encourage and uplift those who need it, and (v) many more reasons for which I am sure you do not have all day to hear about. Seriously though ... I needed someone at some point in my life to be all of the above, plus some. At times I was blessed to have this special someone and during other times I had to walk it alone. The latter of the two, as you well know, can be both challenging and rewarding. I am sure you do not have all day to hear my input into those times, but suffice it to say, I just want to be that someone for others who need it and lack it in life.
I have been up for the past hour or so, and I have accomplished much this morning. It amazes me at times how those things we fight our hardest to reject ... we know that we know it is dumb ... it is a waste of time ... it is stupid ... and the list goes on ... ends up being exactly what we need. I am referring to 'goal setting'. I have shared with you previously how I never was good at setting goals. I simply was not a long-term goal setter. I thought ... for me ... it was stupid and a total waste of my time and energy. Well, lo and behold, I have been put into situations over the past six months or so which have focused ... big time ... on goal setting. Though I have walked this path begrudgingly ... this is putting it mildly ... I am finally beginning to see the bigger picture and the advantages of goal setting! Ok, calm down ... I can be wrong at times and YES ... you can teach an old dog new tricks. I will even go a step further to say that I have a list of goals I desire to set in different areas of my life ... spiritually (the most important), personally, professionally, financially ... and I am actually excited about the prospect of working on this. I have had it on my mind all day, and I hope to get moving on this over the weekend. Wow, I am actually going to do this ... LOL!
What is on your agenda this weekend? I have a Mary Kay function mid-day, and then this afternoon my son and I are going out to dinner. While out, we are going to work on getting a care package together for a family friend in need, and then commence on filling up two backpacks ... one for a girl and one for a boy ... for a missions project my son's senior class is doing. I have a lot to get accomplished in this short 24-hour period, but at least I am making an attempt not to waste the time that God has so blessed me with.
One thing is for certain ... if I do not get off of here, then I will not achieve anything! Have a great day!