I’ve been wearing hoodie sweatshirts more often in past twelve months. Just over a year ago I resigned from my position at our church. I felt a stirring to focus on hosting women’s events and conferences and be home more. There was some pride in having that job. I got to go to a nice office and wear my “office” outfits. Now my outings consist of trips to Wal-Mart, and the thrift store. The season has changed, and therefore so has my wardrobe.
At times I really miss my job, my paycheck, and dressing up. In this new season I am learning to be grateful. Yesterday Greg and I got to ski at Big Sky for their $20.00 day. It was such a blessing to be outside with my husband and friends enjoying the beautiful mountains. I realized how lucky I am to live in Bozeman. I live minutes from three amazing ski resorts. It’s a great town and a beautiful place to live. I love my friends and church family here. The schools are amazing and there are tons of activities for kids all the time.
This is a perspective I need to keep when I feel depressed about not having as much spending money, or being able to afford my dream house.
“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”
I will choose to be thankful in this season, enjoy my hoodies, and praise God in every circumstance.
Prayer: Lord give me the gift of being grateful. Help me to learn Paul’s secret of contentment in every situation. Thank you for your abundant blessings in my life.