New seasons in life are such a blessing. When I lived in San Francisco, I missed the life change that came with summer, fall, winter and spring.
Such is the case with the end of school! For those of us that have children, it signals the beginning of summer. Children or not, ready or not, summer is coming for all of us!
I read a great blog post recently from Shrinking the Camel and it reminded me how important is for all of us that work in the marketplace to engineer some fun into our summers! Our work definitely has seasons, it has peaks and valleys…but the summer time is always such a great time to laugh, to relax, to reconnect.
This summer let’s:
- Laugh – most of us are way too serious. Especially about our work. I am a chief offender here. Let’s be more intentional to find opportunities to laugh at work and at home.
- Relax – find windows of time to chill. At work that could be a “no agenda” lunch with a coworker. At home it could be a nap, or a walk with your spouse or a friend, or maybe … you fill in blanks.
- Reconnect - what has the busyness of your life taken you away from that you really need to reconnect to? Reading a book? A friend? Church? A small group? A mentor?
Let’s take the challenge. Let’s be intentional, let’s be purposeful, to engage in some laughing, some relaxing, and some reconnecting. It can start this Memorial Day weekend! God bless you and God bless all who have or are serving in our military.
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Today is National Day of Prayer. I can’t share a more fitting post today than the email I received this morning from Sam Bates, my teammate at WorkMatters. Tomorrow 125,000 leaders will assemble in 800 locations around the world to grow as leaders at the Chick-fil-A Leadercast.
WorkMatters is hosting three sites this year, two in northwest Arkansas and one at WorkMatters Marietta (GA). Over 2,200 leaders will participate in our WorkMatters Leadercasts! We are so excited and so blessed to be used by God in this powerful way to help build more purposeful leaders. And, we are grateful to be able to partner with such a humble and excellent organization as GiANT Impact, who delivers the Leadercast. Here is Sam’s message:
I wanted to let you know how grateful we have been for the prayers all of you have offered over these past couple of weeks. It is such a comfort to know that others are lifting us up in prayer during this busy time.
It’s hard to believe that all these months of work will come together tomorrow. We have exceeded last year’s ticket sales now in Rogers, Ar and have surpassed our goal for ticket sales in your first year of hosting the Leadercast in Fayetteville, Ar. We have more volunteers (100) than ever before serving and have had incredible Leadership teams helping us in so many ways. It’s good to pause for just a moment in the middle of the crazy busy details of the Leadercast and reflect on all that God has allowed us to accomplish.
WorkMatters has a location in Marietta, Georgia as well that is hosting the Leadercast. They have blown the roof off their goals as well and are now “standing room only” with well over 500 in attendance. Praise God!!
If you would just continue to pray today for all the many details to come together for all locations, especially for our brand new location in Fayetteville and our friends in Marietta, Ga we would be grateful. Please pray that some will experience life change and will draw closer to the Father as a result of attending tomorrow.
We are very excited about tomorrow and truly looking forward to a great day!
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