A couple of weeks ago (when I was jobless!! : ))I saw this really cute bag made out of felt and automatically tried thinking of an occasion I can make where I could make one. Well, halloween is coming up and I offered to make my nephews second grade class a pumpkin bag. I was excited and bought all of the materials and got started. Here is a photo of one of the completed bags. Their names are embroidered on the back! So cute!
Long story short, they proved to be a lot harder than I thought and now I have a job so I am working on them in the evenings! Not to mention the other "little things" that come up during the week like going to the gym, meeting friends to hang out, oh yeah and work! Ha ha. So, needless to say I have gotten a little stressed. As I said earlier, I started trying to think of a topic for the blog and I thought of talking about being stressed and overwhelmed. Obviously God wanted me to share this because He has brought alot of things to my attention in this area.
Wednesday at work, I got a Dove caramel chocolate out of the candy bowl and they have the Dove Promises message on the inside of the wrapper. Mine said (and I'm not kidding!!) "Forget the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey instead." That is exactly the advice I needed! I tend to get wrapped up in the everyday, NEED to do things (I have several "To Do" post-its, and then I lose them!) and I don't focus on the big picture, let alone enjoy it because I am so worried about it!! I don't want to miss out on the fun because I am focusing on getting it done. Today as I was sewing, (I have 14 bags done, 6 more to go!) I thought about how excited my nephew and his classmates will be to get a personalized bag with treats for their halloween party. That is what is important. So what, if I have to sacrifice watching the game on Monday night or zumba on Thursday, I am making memories for him and I am so glad that I am able to do that. I love him with all my heart and I hope by doing these little things for him that he knows it. That is what is important!
"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all of these will be given to you as well. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself. For each day has enough trouble of it's own." Matthew 6:33-34