(small pumpkin made by son, Shawn, in 1977)
~ Happy First Day of October! Here in the south it's a great day to be alive. Autumn is in the air, and who wants to be indoors unless they have to? There were times in years past when I worked in buildings with no windows, so I would hang a calendar of the great outdoors next to my typewriter (or computer) to admire. There is something freeing about basking in God's creation, if only for a moment.
~ How has your week been? I have had my share of challenges (I write about a few of them in my personal blog: sharonleaf.blogspot.com), but I remind myself that life is too short to focus on the silly things. Instead, I'd rather focus on the simple things...a friend's unexpected phone call, my dog's innocent face after she's been rolling outside in geese poop...you know, simple stuff.
~ I've spent a lot of time this week on my iMac researching publishers and agents...where do I send my novel? Prayer, research, and simplicity. I choose to enjoy this journey, with all its ups and downs. I hope you will make this choice for your coming week too. As women, we don't have too many 'down days' to do nothing, so when they come, make the most of them. If they are far and in between, take a few moments out of each day to unwind--read a favorite book or magazine, watch a light TV program, meditate on a few passages from your Bible, hug your children, and love on your man. Simple. Simplicity. It's free. Remember, life is not an emergency!
Oceans of blessings to all you WINning women!
God is wise in heart and mighty in strength...He does great things past finding out, yes, wonders without number. Job 9:4, 10 NKJV