As usual, my lessons learned this week are a bit of a mixture, but first I want to share my daily photo.
- Contrary to popular belief and energetic 4 year old can wear his glasses all the time without complaining or breaking them! I may be speaking too soon, but so far there have been no problems.
Yesterday morning as I entered our local Tescos supermarket a member of staff warned me that all the tills were not working except for the self-scan tills. I usually avoid these temperamental tills if at all possible, even if I only have one or two items. I had only made it up the first aisle of the supermarket when the realisation of just how long the queues would be that I abandonned Tescos. I decided it would be quicker to drive 8 miles to the nearest Asda store, than face the uncertainty of how long it would take to get through the tills and make it to my son’s school for his pick up. We take these speedy computerised tills for granted….and then something goes wrong and we realise just how dependant we have become on them.
- I learned that although I consider our church to be friendly and welcoming, that we don’t take enough time to make the effort to get to know eachother within our congregation – whether new or been around for ever!
On Sunday morning it was a family service at church. There was no Children’s Church (where the kids aged 4 – 11 go out for their own programme half-way through the service) and the kids were all asked to make a house shape from a piece of paper and draw their own family. Here are how my kids see our family. I particularily like my skirt in the first (I NEVER wear skirts!) and how much weight I have lost in the second – without the need for major surgery!
Our minister, Brian, chose to finish the service about 20 minutes earlier than usual, so that we would have time to chat before rushing home for our Sunday dinners. We were encouraged to find someone new, and also someone we have maybe not spoken to for several years! It was even suggested we could talk to someone who sat on “the other side” of the church!
I don’t know about you, but here although we don’t always sit in the same place, everyone does tend to sit in a simialar position in the church, so the opportunity to meet with others can be difficult. We do serve coffee in the hall between Sunday School and the Church Service, but mostly parents of younger kids are the majority of those who come to that.
I know quite a few members of our congregation read my blog, and I would love to know how you found the experience. Personally I hope it becomes a regular occurance.
So what about you, if you attend church? Do you always sit in the exact same seat, or same general area? Do you have a chance to meet others in the congregation? I would love to know.
For more lessons learned, and to meet some lovely bloggers, visit Jo-Lynn at Musings of a Housewife.
Thanks to everyone who voted for me in the 2 categories I was nominated in over at I Am Mommy – of course I didn’t win, but I was really chuffed to just be included in the lists.
Finally, can you believe I have had 4 more orders today?!!!! OK – one is from my Mum (thanks Mum), and the rest from family friends, but it is a great boost to my new venture and my Etsy store. I worked on my new business cards today, and will be ordering them tomorrow.
Thanks to the wonderful Mrs Miles for creative this graphic for me – she’s the best!
See you soon.