I went to church last Sunday. There's nothing unusual about that, I attend Roswell Presbyterian Church on a regular basis and am a soprano in the Chancel Choir. However, ever since Memorial Day weekend, I have been attending on a hit or miss basis - ever since I had to face facts and make the decision that The Legacy Groups could no longer afford to remain in our charming bungalow location in the historic district of Roswell.
That decision had forced my husband and myself to begin the process of closing the studio and reallocating space in our home so that we could move the business office back into our house. Doing so meant losing one of our guest rooms and moving the furniture, etc. I'm sure you can imagine the massive undertaking it has been!
I had missed the previous two Sundays due to the work required over the weekends to facilitate this move. However, on Sunday, June 21, the choir was performing the Cantique de Jean Racine - one of my very favorite choral works. I believed I was working my schedule to be at church in order to participate in this beautiful song. Ha!
The sermon that day by Emily Wright, was about how we live our lives on a daily basis. Through all our turmoil, it is important to slow down and think about what we are doing; what we are saying; how we are living.
They were words I needed to hear. For three weeks, I had been living my life getting through each day, compartmentalizing each task, overwhelmed by the enormity of the havoc the current state of the economy has wreaked on my business and personal life. Getting through each day was a monumental task.
For everyone else out there who is experiencing a major downturn in your business I hope you'll join me in taking a few minutes each day to be thankful and grateful for the blessings we experience. I know it's hard. But if we can live with an attitude of gratitude and believe in the positive, we will attract those things into our lives.
My businesses will survive - they'll just be reincarnated one more time. Change can be a good thing. We will get through this and be stronger for it.
Slow down. Be thankful. Be grateful. SAVOR LIFE!