27 February 2012
Relishing THIS Moment
Relish the moment. Good advice to hear. Harder for me to implement. One of the lessons I am learning as I move through this journey God is taking me through is that I am more of a "giver" than a "receiver". There are things I do "just because" that are second nature, don't even think about it, type things Acknowledging birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions with a card, addressed, stamped and mailed is a no-brainer. Calling someone when I find out that they are sick or have suffered a loss - again, do it without thinking because it is the "right" thing to do. But, to have the focus turned back to me (unless it's November 14th), always makes me nervous, uncomfortable and ready to deflect the attention or praise to something or someone else.
According to my fan club President, I'ma have to get over that. He is convinced that the spotlight is gonna be shining - and shining brightly - on me for a long while to come. IF that is God's plan, I guess I will have to get used to it. But I am holding all of YOU accountable for making sure I don't get the "big head." If you ever hear me say, "yeah, I didn't book that engagement because they would not separate my M&Ms by color", I truly expect you to bop me upside my head in love.
Everyone who knows me knows that my favorite Bible text is Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you, saith the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." I don't know what God's plan is ... for me, for the book, for anything ... but I am trusting and praying that I am worthy of whatever He sends my way. So, I'm gonna take a deep breath, put on a smile and try my best to relish this moment. Won't you relish it with me?
Thank you and God bless!