Emily at Chatting at the Sky to share what I learned in September. Listed below, in no particular order, are my revelations, from the silly to serious.
1.) Eight hour shifts working at the mall end in silliness. Today was no different. We played Motown music at the end of my shift To cap off the night, I serenaded my coworkers with "Stand By Me" and grooved to "My Girl". Worth every moment even if you get strange looks from customers.
|Mayhem back to sleep within 10 minutes of me getting out of bed.|
Pictured to the left is one of the culprits. Innocent, right?
3.) Everyone has problems. This is so simple but it's hard to believe when put into practice. Once a month, my husband and I attend a young couples fellowship. This month we had our pastor and his wife join us and share 25 years of marital wisdom. The night before the fellowship I told my husband I wasn't looking forward to it because we certainly aren't perfect in our marriage and hearing about theirs would surely put ours in a bleak contrast. Surprisingly (or not), they have had struggles of their own and growth that was needed too. It was such a good reminder not to compare my "behind the scenes with their highlight reel" (quoted from Steve Furtick of Elevation Church).
4.) You can be injured playing the Wii. Truth. My husband and I were playing the Wii one night and the next day, the pad of my hand by my thumb ached. We played Boom Blox, friends, not a very intense game. It's kinda like Jenga for the Wii except you get points for the blocks you knock off. Ever since the second game we've played, I have heard a popping followed by intense pain. No medical advise has been sought yet, but soon my friends, very soon.
5.) Fall is my favorite season. For years, I've said that winter was my favorite primarily because I was born in December and Christmas is my favorite holiday. But this year, as the stores switched over to scarves and boots, and cafes sported their new fall flavors, I found myself soaking in the comfort of the season. Fall has come to mean a season of new beginnings, new relationships and a time to connect. There is both an excitement and a comfort that fall brings. I welcome it this with open arms and grab it close because I know that the cool breezes and warm days will disappear all too quickly into Ohio winter.
6.) I can make GOOD coffee! The trick? Get good coffee and the rest is history. So simple.
7.) During the month of October, bloggers accept a challenge to write on one subject for 31 days. I have yet to decide whether to accept this challenge. Honestly, I'm a bit intimidated and feel like I'm totally unprepared. My husband had a word of wisdom: Why don't you figure it out as you go along? After all, your first year doesn't have to be perfect after all right? Still deciding but I think it's a great idea. If you're interested in joining the challenge, read more about it here
Comment below and share some of what you've learned this month.