Today’s reading of Proverbs 16 reminded me of my propensity to create lists. I do this for every aspect of my life and quite frequently without thinking. It’s become that much of a habit. What began as a means of creating structure for each day has evolved into something I had not anticipated.
After being blessed with the ability to leave (not fully retired) from my job after nearly three decades I found myself struggling. In the beginning a lack of routine meant I really didn’t know what to do with myself. I began completed a draft manuscript, resumed blogging and maintained my journal writing routine. I even joined social media and learned the ins/outs of it all. And while it helped some it didn’t quite fill up each day.
What I hadn’t considered was the enjoyment of life by itself. The freedom to roam about each day creating opportunities to establish new relationships, find new adventures and discover new passions. Many of which don’t cost anything.
James 1:17 says that “every good and perfect gift is from above…” I fully intend to begin enjoying this gift of retiring (not retired) God has given me from now on.
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