I was so annoyed at myself...
Last weekend I attended a friend's wedding where I got to see and catch up with a lot of old friends. Of course, the classic, "how've things been going?" question inevitably started every conversation.
But about half way through the reception, I got annoyed by my own response of, "You know, staying busy!" which I found myself immediately having to clarify with, "but all good things." I didn't want to come off as one those people who constantly complains that their life is "sooooo busy" and they "never get a chance to breathe." Because the truth is, I AM busy, but I'm loving every second and I DO get a chance to breathe so I truly have nothing to complain about.
How you frame yourself in the eyes of others can often influence how you see yourself. So if I put forth an, "I'm busy" front to others, I'll begin to perceive myself as overworked with no time to rest. However, if I put forth an, "I'm thankful that I love what I do" front, then I'll begin to live a more thankful life.
So I began altering my response to, "I've been doing well! God's opened the doors for me to be involved in a lot of fun projects and I'm enjoying the chance to do what I love." Wouldn't it be better to just leave out the busy talk and give praise to the Lord for his provision? Why does busyness even have to be a part of the conversation?
This is a short post, but I just wanted to get you thinking — are there any small areas of your life that could be refreshed to help you spread love, thankfulness and positivity to others and yourself?