Today marks a sad milestone. I have to say good-bye.
To our weekly family lunches!
Sorry for the dramatic effect. Did I have you a little worried there? No? Okay, then. I see how you feel. Kidding!
Anyways, today marked the last of our family lunch dates on Thursdays. We did it up just as we normally do with some playtime at the mini park and a standard sandwich/wrap + chip lunch combo.
I picked the two turkey wraps and some original Sunchips for my lunch.
I've had better, but nothing could beat the gorgeous fall day.
Or the fun of time together as a family!
I’m so sad to see this little tradition go, but it marks a good change. The change? Peter got a new job!
He loved where he was working, but a new opportunity came along that he felt compelled to take. A bunch of things just fell into place for this chance, so he rolled with it. You know how sometimes things just seem to align and you can’t ignore them? That’s kind of how this went.
I’m a little bummed he will be working further from home now, but I trust this change as a good one for him and for our family. His hours will still have him home by 5 pm so we have family time and he won’t have to be “on call” anymore. We’ll just have to figure something else out for our little lunch tradition!
Things may not be drastically changing but it’s still a little unnerving. Change always is, in my opinion! I believe the unexpected always poses challenges. I also believe change is necessary for growth in life. And that we have to be open to new opportunities.
Speaking of opportunities, I found Caitlin’s post from this morning really eye-opening. We can all too easily compare our opportunities in life to others. That does no good! We have to keep our eyes on our own personal ventures and view our current situations as the stepping stones to our futures.
Just like in the success versus achievement mindset I posted about before – we simply must strive to do our best and build up our gifts/talents any way we can with where we are NOW and let things happen naturally. Be open to new possibilities in our own lives instead of dwelling on the circumstances of others’ lives. Easier said than done, I know!
I guess a lot of things have had me reflecting lately on the paths I hope my life takes. Then, I remember that all I can do is be the best version of myself, develop my strengths, and keep an open mind and loving heart. It will all work out..and we each have that option in life.
- What’s the last change you had in your life?
- For fun - What is your dream job?