So last week I was fresh off of vacation. Monday came and I was ready. Recharged and ready to go. Ready to put my flip flops away and lace up my boots and charge into the flood of new opportunities that were waiting for me. Ready to go. Prepared to make this business thrive. But somehow it seemed like there was nothing that required my immediate attention. There was no one waiting on a proposal. No one asking for pricing. Nothing urgent. All of that stuff had already been taken care of. I started feeling a little anxious and frustrated. The freedom of being your own boss is awesome - except when you embrace fear. As I walked around my office (our house) trying to figure out how to be productive and accomplish something I sat down and started looking through the photos that I had taken on our vacation. In a matter of moments I was undone. Things shifted as I looked at these photographs of my wife and our children. I was filled with thankfulness for all that I have been given. I spent some time remembering vacation and some of my favorite moments along the way. This is what that Monday morning was supposed to be about. Perspective, thankfulness and joy.
Sometimes Mondays can be hard, but pictures have a way of reminding us what we value, what we have been given and what we are really investing our lives into.
That is why I love what I do.
I hope you enjoy this glimpse into our lives and the sweet time that we had at the beach this summer. It helped me to remember what is most important on Monday morning and it shifted the course of my week.
(photo credit for our family portrait goes to the amazing and talented Amber Martin)