I know that it is a very strange title for a blog post, but stick with me and you will get it. There are three things that I do not do every day but I find myself doing all in the same day.
(1) I am a volunteer coordinator for a triathlon and the committee is meeting for lunch today as a follow-up to the triathlon. I am sure I am the only person that will not be coming straight from the business world. I will be coming from my kitchen where I have started some bread in my bread machine. I will be straight from my laundry room where I have a washer working for me. I will be in my workout clothes because I will go for a walk when I get home. I will not be leaving a corporate office but I am leaving from a very important job. Will I leave the meeting and go back to a "high-powered" job? No. I will come home to a "high-calling" of motherhood and homemaking. How will I do my job today?
(2) My daddy's aunt has a doctor's appointment today. She is a widow who buried her only child years ago. When I asked her if she would like for me to go with her to the appointment, she cried. She was thrilled that I was willing. I do not spend enough time with her and I should be ashamed. She is a smart woman that is so much fun to be around. Am I spending the afternoon having coffee with a friend that is my same age? No. I am spending the afternoon with a woman who is over twice my age. I will glean wisdom from her, she will not gossip, and she will encourage me. This is something that is not always true of my other friends. What will I learn from Aunt Margaret today?
(3) My children have always known that if I am putting make-up on and it is not Sunday, there must be something important going on. I have decided to wear make-up today since I am going to an important meeting and to the doctor with Aunt Margaret. Do I wear make-up every day? No. I do wear a countenance each and every day. The world sees my smile or my frown. They see if I am showing them the joy of the Lord. I may not have make-up on each day but I always have a chance to show the love of the Lord in my expression. What will I show the world today?