Vacations and breaks are needed. It allows us the ability to slow down, recoup, and spend some quality time with those we love most. It makes me feel so good that my family actually wants to be around me and makes me realize that I must be doing at least one thing right.
‘Tis this season to envy and be jealous of what others have and are about to have. Even though it is easy to find ourselves wishing and wanting for more during the holiday season, it is important to remember to be thankful for the little things.
This past weekend, after Sam played in the leaves for the second weekend in a row, it was time to get them out of the front yard. With the leaves removed, it was time to start back up the project that had begun months ago when I purchased supplies from Lowe’s because the deal on brown mulch was just too good to pass up.
It has been amazing to be surrounded by such a great community of folks and the Lord has absolutely placed certain people in my life for a time such as this. What seemed like random rendezvous were actually perfectly crafted together moments by the master planner. I love being able to look back in hindsight and see how He has been working.
While I was looking and blaming, Lindsay was defending Sam and saying that she didn’t think he would move and lose the remote. I would respond to her by telling her how neither of us touched the remote, her parents placed it on the fireplace mantel the night before, and I saw sam touching remotes. Ergo and ipso facto he did it.
Most of the time when we get involved with outside volunteer opportunities, projects, and anything else, we just pile it on our proverbial plate like a Thanksgiving dinner. As easy as that route is, it isn’t truly affective and creates a lack of clarity for you and others. Instead of piling our plate full of opportunities, we need to be a little more selective with the opportunities we take on.
Purpose matters. I don’t know why it took me so long to realize this, but purpose really does matter.
During practice when Sam is supposed to be in the outfield, which is really just the dirt in the infield, you can find him either drawing designs in the dirt with his foot, kicking up the dirt, or picking up the dirt and throwing it. While we are lining up our kids to bat, you can find most of them playing with the rocks next to the batters box without the least bit of concern with what is happening.
Today’s the day, November 1st, where we start rocking the mustache. There is no better way to raise awareness for men’s health issues than by growing a mustache, which is the proverbial symbol of masculinity and class.
Sam was super excited to carve the pumpkin this year because he got to pick out what we put on the pumpkin as well as he help me scoop out the guts and do a little carving. His masterpiece was inspired by him being sick this past weekend and watching Toy Story on repeat about a bajillion times.