I was thinking about the Bible verse, Be still and know that I am God and it got me thinking that this year is my year of NO and KNOW!!! I am trying to figure out what all God wants me to do with the 2nd half of my life. Ha Yes, I am 60 so that is rather optimistic thinking I would say. But back to my point.
I really decided or possibly life and God decided that I needed to really slow my roll and not let Yes roll off my tongue this year. I am taking a break from ALL leadership roles other than my company and my family. I think this will be the first time in 20 years or more that I am not the head of at least one charity or committee!!! I really thought I could not do it. I DID IT, I REALLY DID IT.
Last year I said that I was going to relinquish my role as leader of Food4kidz, which you know is my heart. I just could not get the strength to do it last year so it remained on my to do list. So a Heart Cath, the demands of being a 60 year old mom, owner of a couple of companies, blogger and want to be author and I figured out that there was no room in my life for LIFE!!! That was a hard one for me to swallow but I did swallow it and it was not as bad tasting or as difficult as I thought.
The beauty of it, the absolute wonderful beauty of it is that when I finally got the courage to do the thing that I dreaded, it was so freeing. My fellow committee members were so kind and so loving and so understanding that I had to step back. I have to step back so that I can step into what God wants me to do with the next 30 plus years. I told you I was optimistic.
So I sit here at an adorable coffee shop, in an equally adorable down drinking he most delicious cup of coffee and I KNOW that I can say NO!!! I am saying NO this year to many things so I can say YES to myself, my family, my business and my life. God has a great plan for me and I love living in the middle of it and I love living in the middle of it with the most amazing of friends.
Ps. While I was walking along the streets of Nashville I came up with the title of my book and I am so excited!!!! I can not wait to tell you but I better wait till it is finished.
pps. I promised I would write while I was here and guess what that is exactly what I am doing. ( okay I did shop a little too!!!)
ppps. If you are reading this then I most likely adore you!!!