So, I wrote last week how my life is so blessed! If you missed that blog you can read it here.
But I also wrote that I don’t just sit on the couch and wait for life to happen to me. I go out and I grab it with two hands and go after it with all I have. I don’t want to be a passenger in my life, I want to take control (with God at the wheel of course) and live life to the fullest. And so how do I do that? Well, here is just one example:
Last October I joined hundreds of women (actually, I think it could have even been in the thousands) who participated in a blogging group who wrote for 31 days straight. On one of the threads, everyone was commenting where they were from and so of course, I chimed in saying that I was from NZ. One of the ladies from the USA just happened to mention that she was coming to NZ for her brother’s Wedding. At this point I had two options: I could think to myself “Aww, that’s nice” or I could comment and ask more questions.
And so I asked more questions! It turned out that this blogger and her Mum were going to be 20 minutes from where I live! What’s the chances of that? Now, I know NZ isn’t that big, but I thought it was no coincidence that they were going to be so close to me. So I said if they had a some free time we could meet for a coffee.
We kept in touch over the months and a couple of weeks ago I met Lisa and her Mum Carlene, and we had the most amazing day!
Now, I am pretty sure Lisa and Carlene had a great day, but you know what? I was so incredibly blessed. The fact that I got to be a tourist in my own country, I got to spend the day with two incredible women who I just feel in love with from the moment I met them and the fact that I went zip lining through the NZ forest! It’s not every day you get to do that!
As I stepped out of my introverted comfort zone, God was right there waiting to bless me. Instead of spending my usual Friday doing housework, I got to spend the most incredible day with two incredible women!
So this week, I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone. Talk to that person who you wouldn’t normally talk to, take that risk, and go and grab life for all it’s worth!
As we parted ways at the end of the day, Both Lisa and Carlene invited me to visit them in the USA. And you know what? I think one day I might just do that!!