Ever have one of those weeks where you can’t even recall what has taken place? Last week felt like that. We had a lot going on in our world and it felt like we didn’t really get time to pause.
I woke up this past Saturday in desperate need of a couple of cups of coffee. It might come as a shocker to you, but even though I consider myself a coffee connoisseur, I am a one cup of coffee kind of girl. Anyways, this is becoming a major rabbit trail (maybe because I’m drinking my third cup of coffee today! Yikes) I was feeling a bit tired and under weather.
This wasn’t just another Saturday, it was Love Day at our church! Love Day, is a day, that our church dedicates to serving our city!! Serving and being active in our community is the heartbeat of our church–and there had been tons of excitement leading up to this day. If I can be transparent, I wasn’t very excited. I really wanted to pull the covers over my head and go back to sleep.
I knew I couldn’t/ shouldn’t go back to sleep, so instead, I got myself and my three kiddos dressed and ready for the day. I packed our snacks, water bottles and hit the ground running.
I had the opportunity to visit a few different outreaches that day… But one moment in particular stood out to me the most.
While at our Adopt A Block site, playing soccer, eating Popsicles, and having a water fight, I glanced over at my kids. My kiddos were laughing, giggling, and having the time of their lives. I could have missed this moment right here had I stayed home and went back to sleep. This was my BLOG moment.
A matter of fact, I could have missed a lot of moments that day. Im so glad I didnt.
There’s a lot of sweet moments that lie on the other side of our comfort zone. There are moments, stories and great blessings that await us, if we would only take the first step.
Whether it’s serving your community, going to the gym, or grabbing coffee with someone who needs some encouragement, we can always find reasons to not do something.
No one ever gets home from serving, walks out of the gym or leaves the coffee shop thinking, “Man, I shouldn’t have done that!” Instead, we usually leave really glad that we did it, regardless of how we felt before doing it.
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Abraham Lincoln
Do what you know you should do, despite how you feel.
Heres some pictures, some moments from Love Day.
This picture above was taken 96 weeks ago, our first day, introducing ourselves to the community. That day I experienced fear and hesitation…. But I’m glad I didn’t go with my feelings.
I attempted to re capture the moment. Wow, my girls have grown up:)