1. Officially working from home. After lots of deliberation, pages and pages of journal entries, prayers, consultations, and waiting on God, I’m now officially a Work At Home Mom (or what they call WAHM—sounds like burger to me!). Working from home is not new to me. I was in this business for two years, that’s why I’m pretty aware of the advantages and disadvantages of this setup. I’m scared, I’m excited, I’m a mix of many emotions. But prayers were answered, opportunities came, and doors were opened in amaziiinnngggg ways. And here I am now, working from the confines of our home, beside the twins’ crib (literally). I prayed for this, and He blessed the desires of my heart. God is sooo good.
2. Mutual appreciation. After sending the last email of the day to one of my clients, I messaged him to say I was done and calling it a night. He quickly replied, “Thank you for helping me out on this.” Which made me stop for a moment and wonder, wait, shouldn’t I be the one thanking him for giving me work to do? I’ve worked with many different clients in the past 8 years of my career—Asians, Americans, British, Filipinos, you name it. And you rarely find someone who thanks you for doing something he’s paying you to do. So I replied and told him just that, “Hey, I should be the one thanking you.“
I love it when gratitude becomes a mutual thing. Makes the world a better place. ;)
3. My little support group. It was past midnight and I was beating deadlines. Husband said he would wait for me finish my work. Rain was already inside the room sleeping, but Dawn was still up playing with Daddy. Every now and then my husband would check up on the progress of my work. After some time, I realized that he stopped asking if I was done. I glanced at my support group who fell asleep on the couch waiting for me. I love that they tried.
30 Days of Gratitude, Day 5. *I switched the colors off the photographs. For the drama. :)