Lately I have been thinking about being happy and satisfied with life. This past summer, all I wanted was to quit my job and become a homemaker. I decided that working was not for me and I would be perfectly happy at home all day, cooking, cleaning, relaxing… it would be a wonderful life.
Fast forward to now, where I don’t have a job and am basically living my dream of unemployment. Instead of rejoicing and living it up, I think things like: I should get a job… I’m not being useful… we need more money… I’m bored…
I guess our situation is a little bit tricky right now because though we have moved to Ontario, we are hoping to go to Brazil in the near future for an extended visit, and most employers are looking for people who can stay on longer than a month. And just by the way, I was offered a job at my favourite online store, well.ca, and Nuni was called by a landscaping company, but we felt that we should be honest and tell them what are plans are. Would you do that? Just curious.
So anyways, I was writing in my journal today about being satisfied with whatever your situation is, whether you are employed or not… and being thankful for the blessings you have! So here is my list of things I am thankful for at the moment:
-sleeping in every day (not too late, don’t worry)
-going for walks with Lucy and/or Stephanie around the neighbourhood
-meeting new people at church
-constant fun and good conversation with Steph and Kyle
-the yellow tree across the road and its surrounding yellow carpet
-dreaming about Brazil with Nuni
-Steph’s baby bump and feeling the wee one move around
-seeing Kyle and Steph so excited about the baby and about taking care of Lucy while we’re gone
-time to make fun crafts like this one
And that’s just the beginning. We are BLESSED and we are loved by Jesus and life is beautiful.