I didn't realize I missed work until these cards fluttered out of the stack--cards from a Bible study I went through years ago. There are five cards, and each card has a title and day of the week on the top, like this:
There are verses beneath each topic to encourage you throughout your week, and I jotted down some notes beside them too, such as ""No one is smarter than the one who knows she has a lot to learn!" on the "Advice" card. Under "Ethics," I wrote, "Be faithful to your job."
These cards meant so much to me at work! I learned so much at my company, and so appreciate all of the teams I worked with... But there were definitely days when I would feel discouraged, or just tangled in gobs of deadlines, and needed some encouragement... and what better words to hear than scripture? If these cards weren't in my drawer, they were propped up on my keyboard until whatever funk I was in passed. And it would, because God is awesome like that.
I miss aspects of that job. But I'm enjoying this new chapter with little Liv, and how special it's been. For all of the mourning that has come with change, I know that in good time I'll have another drawer and another keyboard for these cards to fit in (hopefully as I'm freelancing, right? ;). For now, the "Energy" card is going on my fridge. How timely.
"Go to the ant, you slacker! Observe its ways and become wise. Without leader, administrator, or ruler, it prepares its provisions in summer; it gathers its food during harvest." Proverbs 6:6-8
An ant would certainly have a clean basement by now... I love how this verse totally calls you out with "slacker!" It makes me chuckle inwardly every time I read it.
PS. My curtains are done and cheering up our kitchen! Pictures soon--when the sun comes out...