Greetings! It's been a busy day ... a day after my birthday, which was absolutely fabulous!! I received so much love and affirmations from every part of the country ... even clients knew it was my birthday and sent well wishes! It is interesting how we don't hear from family, friends and loved ones on a regular basis, but the moment there is something to celebrate, they all come out of the woodworks! 😊 While I truly appreciate it, sometimes we have to remember to celebrate each other daily, weekly and even monthly, without allowing our own stuff to interfere.
And, technology has granted us a venue with which to reach anyone, anywhere, at any time of the day or night. We must celebrate this thing called life because we never know when it ends. Many people we encounter feel they've reached an end with emotional, mental, physical, relational, and health issues. But, time is a metaphor we use to measure our realities every day and, when we don't take the time to celebrate others, we may lose that time and be shackled in regret.
On this WINS-day going forward, be intentional in the use of your time by celebrating those you care about--flowers, funny meme, a hug. We tend to take time for granted, and sing our shoulda, woulda and couldas, but the Bible sings shalls, wills and cans ... the Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want; I will trust the Lord all the days of my life; I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
Today, celebrate that you are all WINNERS and don't put off blessing another with love, and kindness, and gentleness, and goodness, and faithfulness, and patience, and all that good stuff the Spirit avails to us ... because in the end, we WIN!
Rev. Renee Hollinshed
Interim Executive Director