Well it’s official…I’m suck at this 30 Days of Thankfulness Challenge. It seems every time I attempt to write, I get side tracked or I’m exhausted at the end of the day and finally remember when I’m drifting off to dreamland. Life is busy and I wouldn’t want it any other way right now. Running kids around from practices to doctor appointments, grocery shopping, laundry, cleaning, juggling a newborn and a preschooler and working can make for a crazy life.
I started this blog to help me put priorities in order. Previously, my career always seemed to take away from my family. Perhaps not by actual work but by setting my moods when I would get home in the evening. I prayed and took a leap of faith and started a new career in a different field, and my family and I are reaping the benefits of a happier home and more time together. I’m so thankful for my job. I get to work with a wonderful group of caring and intelligent men who understand that family comes first before the job.
Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless. -Ecclesiastes 5:10
It’s a tough thing to negotiate – the want to have more money. Do I have my family sacrifice so I make more money? Will more money bring more happiness? It might but it probably won’t. Sure it will produce more toys for kids and vacations where you maybe have a few days of quality time. I’m guilty of buying the “I feel terrible I’m not around cause I work gifts” for the kids. Since changing careers and taking a pay cut, I have more time with the family and the happiness level has skyrocketed – not just for me but for the kids too! And, believe it or not, I don’t miss the money.
The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out. -Proverbs 20:5
Now I wonder what else I can accomplish. The person who is standing in my way of doing these goals is me! I will pray for guidance as I pursue my next adventure. What do you want to accomplish? Are you happy with your job? If not, what is stopping you from finding a job you’ll love?
Tonight I will pray for those unhappy in their current careers and ask for God to give them the courage to take that leap of faith and I will thank Him for guiding me to the wonderful job I have today.