As today we celebrate Thanksgiving, I am reminded of God's healing grace that transcends any and everything that the world may throw at us. I really wasn't into the holiday. Lots of folks asked me what I am cooking and I gave them most incredulous look. Folks that I was close to that I thought had me in their corner just went quietly by the wayside, until after the last turkey leg was gobbled up, the last piece of pie sucked down, never bothered to see if I wanted to break bread with them. Not that I would have, its just the thought that counts, I guess. Being away from my family for over ten years has taught me so well that when holiday rolls around-I know not to be intrusive. Families should celebrate together as much as possible, have those golden dinner conversations, today with more meaning and more impact because there is such a feast to consume.
Truth be told, I really looked as this another day off, another day here on earth without Moma to celebrate the festive frenzy as my sister would call it. The most wonderful time of the year can be the most deadly, the most empty, the most lonely.
I tried to fill my day with some activities to keep my mind occupied and to stay productive. I did and completed with good time my 5k Turkey Trot this morning. The weather was a balmy 61 degrees and I put on my colorful new hoodie, charged up my ipod and got to stepping. With the wind blowing and 6000 other folks, it was touching.
I met with my Mary Kay director and had a great time fellowshipping with her, placed a product order to get my business up and running again. I figure why go stand behind a Macy's or Dillards counter and sell Lancome when I can give great customer service and market Mary Kay. The product works well with me, fairly priced and since I am a new homeowner, I have lots of needs. I was supposed to sign up a new consultant, but she didn't follow through and my lesson from that was reminding myself that some will, some won't , someone is waiting. I later visited with another co-worker who is recovering from foot surgery and graciously invited me over for dinner. What a nice gesture and a delicious meal. I couldn't have pulled that one off. I appreciate her thoughtfulness and enjoyed my visit with her.
I was going to try and do a black Friday special but as I drove past the store and saw the throngs of people lined up, I had to ask myself the really had question: Is is worth risking getting trampled on saving a few dollars on a no name brand item? I calmly turned my car around and came home, put my jammies on and got real comfortable.
God's healing grace this Thanksgiving is the wind beneath my wings. I felt so weary in the past few weeks that I am so grateful for this period of rest, that I am in my right mind to recognize it and renewing of my mind, body and soul shall soon be in alignment.