Tuesday, September 7, 2010

It's not about me...

Lately, I've been feeling "Blah." I can't really explain it and sometimes, we cannot find the words for our feelings. I guess that's one of the reasons they're called feelings. "I just feel......"

Anyway, you know how your inner self is telling you what you should be doing and your outer self just doesn't feel like it? Well that's me. I know what to do and what I should be doing at times, but sometimes, I just don't feel like it. Sort of like exercising and eating healthy would produce great results, but we oftentimes neglect that "old saying" and look for ways to diet and loose those last ten pounds or so ;-)

Sorry, I got off subject for a moment but I was trying to give a useful analogy. The whole point of my post is to tell you that I've decided to Volunteer at an Elementary School. I started this past Friday and boy was it a treat. There were (21) 5 year old kindergartners and it was Finger Painting Day! "WOW"

My Pastor's wife is the teacher and I truly take my hat off to her. She has done this for years and I was completely exhausted after 2 hrs. and 49 min. (They log your hours in a computer)

Everyone kept asking if I was coming back. I had to say, "Yes." Earlier this year while reading Isaiah, I happened upon Chapter 6:8 and fell in love with the verse. So be very careful what you ask the Lord for, because He is listening and He is in the business of
answering prayers.

I'm so excited to be of service. After all, they are our future and I'm quite certain that this experience will take my mind off of me and what I've been going through lately. After spending just 2 hrs and 49 min. with those kids, I truly realized "again" that
this life is not about me!

Love and peace
Free Spirit Butterfly


A Lady's Life said...

Children are wonderful!
I love how they think and arrive at their conclusions.
Its good you are volunteering for the future.

crochet lady said...

Hanging around with kids always gives me a fresh perspective.

God Bless you,

PAK ART said...

I used to help in the kindergarten class when my daughter was in it. I'd bring along my son who was a year younger and he fit in perfectly. I had so much fun! It was one of my funnest volunteer jobs I've ever done. I too have had a "down" time...for me I'm sure it has to do with how much rain we have had all summer and my dog getting ill and going downhill and the putting her to sleep. It was a sad summer. But each day is THE day the Lord has made, and I will rejoice and be glad in it!

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Good morning ladies. Thank you for stopping by and it is always a pleasure to hear from each of you. I have truly missed visiting with you like I use to in the past. Life certainly has a way of pulling us in many different directions. I'm so grateful that GOOGLE allows us to check in once in a while and visit when we can.

Love that GOD is near and puts people in our lives that helps us get through the "stuff" that can sometimes seem overwhelming.

Thank you again for stopping by and I'm on my way over to Patty's blog to give her a hug!
Love, China

Toia said...

I am a preschool teacher. And I spend about 6 hrs with them each day. Let's just say children have a way of keeping you on your toes non-stop. I just thought I stopped by to see how you're doing. Blessings to you my sister!!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi China,
It's nice to hear from you again. I'm glad you're enjoying working with the little ones. They are so sweet and so impressionable.
I find summertime is when it's busiest for me or at least it was for us this year. We were at the beach every day or whenever it was possible to be there. We enjoyed walking or just relaxing on the beach and listening to the sound of the ocean and lovin the sand between our toes.
We had our middle son and his family home in August and with a two year old around, it kept us fairly busy.
Summertime is usually the time when I try to take a little time for me. This year, it was a little different though with company and because I was going to physio therapy every second day since May for my back. We always close down the Bible study group until September and try to get refreshed over the 'quiet time.'
It's almost time to start them up again.
God does put people in our paths to teach us and help us along our journey. Nice to have you back!


A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Good morning Toia and Sandi. Thanks for taking time out of your day to visit my little corner in Waldorf. It was indeed a treat.

Be safe and keep smiling and spreading His goodness.

Love and prayers

Holly said...

That was wonderful of you -- I have to tell Kiyah's kindergarten class that Aunt Neicy has some experience now they can be included in her classroom rotation. - lol