So let me go back to that “mental turn-on list” I made and go into detail about the first one I listed, there is no paticular order.
1. Getting paid for being myself.
There is nothing greater for me than knowing someone appreciates what I do. There once was a speaker I saw in highschool that said “get a job that makes you happy, a job that you want to wake up and do everyday”. Above all things that make me the happiest and what I look forward to every day is taking care of kids and being the “house manager”. Technically I don’t get paid for this, unless you consider my husband working 40 hours a week payment. Which in a sense I would consider it.
I also have my own business and do accounting on the side. I wear many hats. But I like all the hats I have. And love it more because I am happy to do it all.
I am not a person that chases money. In my heart I know that God will always provide everything I need. (that’s also in the bible – not sure which scripture – but bug me if you really want to see it). So I have a business and do accounting not for financial purposes but out of pleasure and to get paid for that is a bonus.
One might think that this is easier said than done. And I wouldn’t blame you, everyone always says I’m very “lucky” when it comes to money and jobs. But I say I’m blessed.
I’m blessed because I haven’t done anything but align myself with Him. And acknowledge that His will will be done weather I approve or not – so might as well get with it than fight it.
Do you think that I can control if someone buys my shoes or not? No. I might be able to advertise, do promotions, have sales, but at the end of the day the choice is solely out of my hands. I control nothing. And knowing that truth sets me free.
Free from the bondage of thinking I need to have $100 pair of jeans to feel good about myself.
Free from thinking I need a minivan just because I have a kid and I need the “room” – I’m surviving 2 kids and a two-door coupe just fine – it sucks – but we get around.
Free from thinking that we only need to eat organic food to be healthy.
Free from feeling like I need to go out every Friday night and drop $60 on a dinner.
My life might be simple but it is full.
Full of love, passion, integrity, freedom, peace and joy.
I look at the cross and know that the most serious of sacrifices was done for me so that I can have this freedom.
So if I’m “lucky” so are you!