Dear Honey Run Friends,
If I had written this letter yesterday my tone would have been one of being completely overwhelmed. Thankfully, today my tone is one of gratitude. I seem to be at a mid-life crisis point in my life. I absolutely love my job at The Inn and everything it entails, but this current employment crises has me feeling as though I am buried under a truckload of concrete. I easily slip into a hole of self-pity as I am trying to do the jobs of six people in one day. But then I get some perspective, and yes, while I am overwhelmed and missing out on some of life’s special moments, I think about the soldier facing death at war away from their family, friends, and creature comforts of America. I think about the single mother working two full-time jobs and still struggling to make ends meet, or about the business owner in Mariupol, Ukraine who 45 days ago had a thriving business and now all is lost, or about the orphaned child in a third world country with no one and no government systems to see to their welfare. I guess my 15-hour workdays and being pulled in every direction is not so bad.
I know that we all have our situations in life and what may be rough for one person could be a dream to another. The key to life is finding the proper perspective and to be grateful for wherever God has you in this life. I know that I am at this place, in this time, for a reason. I do not always see the reason, but I know one exists. I must find joy in all situations and in everything I do serve the Lord, while loving my neighbor. Once I stop, placing my wants and needs at the forefront of my life, I gain clarity and realize that it is not about me. Now please note, this is an ongoing fight that can occur multiple times in a day or even an hour depending on my challenges at the time. But when I am successful in letting go of my selfish world, I reach the joy and happiness I seek to fill with all my work and desires.
I pray this Easter you are able to let go of your ways and follow the Way. You won’t be disappointed, and He will bring you rest and comfort as you find your way home.
The flowers are starting to spring from the earth and the forest is itching to come alive. I hope you can join us this spring to watch the beautiful gift of nature coming alive.
Have a blessed and happy Easter from your grateful, no, overwhelmed, no, grateful Innkeeper,