Mark is doing final tweaks on his message for tomorrow morning. Three boys are in bed. And here I sit alone in the living room with my coffee, listening to Mindy Smith sing Come Around. I have one more job (a little power point presentation for our church's gathering tomorrow) to do tonight before I turn in, and I need some inspiration to do it. I'm hoping that it will come to me soon, because I'm wiped out.
We did have some fun tonight (pizza, Andy Griffith, a sketching time in which everyone drew a snowman ornament in his sketchbook, a game of Memory, a spontaneous, hilarious 5-minute family dance, a Christmas carol sing, and a reading from this e-book.)
But today was mostly just hard work. And I, for one, am going to bed tonight with that good, tired feeling, knowing that we got stuff done. And it shows. THAT, I like.
*Joy* Alert: Working hard and accomplishing things together is a joyful experience.
This month, I am joining my friend,Sarah Jane, in writing daily about things that bring joy during this lovely, peaceful holiday season.
I saw a GAP ad the other day that I shamelessly "borrowed" for my titles this coming month. Ironically, if I can stay out of the GAP and other such places, I will most definitely be more alert to what brings REAL, lasting joy.