This recap email is late and I apologize for that. You were supposed to receive this email this past Saturday and this week’s email today. This week’s email will come tomorrow. I have a reason why this email is late and you can read more about that below, but first, the recap:
Week 2 Activity & Verse
This week we set aside time to dance the night away with our person. It was something simple, but that was the point. This activity gave us a fun way to embrace the social aspect of life.
Here’s the verse we focused on:
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5
Embracing My 2020
I embraced this activity with excitement. I love creating an “event” even if it is something as simple as a night dancing with the hubby in my living room. Event planning is part of my unique design, and, over the years, I have come to see my love of a cultivating space and time for enjoyment less as frivolous and more of a gift from my Creator.
So, this activity leaned into my design in a way that was life-giving. I will say though, I was surprised by how much it revealed to me that I missed my husband. Even though we have occupied the same space far more than we ever have in the past 12 years thanks to the Stay-at-Home orders in our state, we share that space with three littles who demand our time, energy, and focus. Embracing the week with this activity reminded me that I have my best friend by my side to embrace the week with. I would love to hear what this activity did for you. Hit reply to this email and let me know!
As mentioned above, I have a reason for why this email is late landing in your inbox. After dancing the night away on Thursday, my husband received a phone call a few hours into his workday informing him that he and a handful of others on his account will be laid off due to the impact of Covid-19.
As you can imagine — I hope you are just imagining and not going through this yourselves — this was difficult news to take in. I will confess, between this news and other commitments I had, the weekend got away from me.
I want to work on that this week. I want to not let discouraging news consume my thoughts with fear and instead embrace what is with hope.
If taking some time to reflect speaks to you, here are a few questions you can use:
- What did I enjoy about this activity?
- What surprised me?
- What did I wish there was more of?
- What did I not enjoy?
- What did I learn about myself through this activity?
I’ll be sending you an email tomorrow with some helpful links, but here’s a preview of what’s coming this week. Remember, I’m following a certain schedule, but you are always welcome to do a different activity or verse.
Activity – Take an Online Class
Verse – Psalms 139:14 (ESV)
I’m looking forward to embracing each week alongside you. You can follow my progress on my socials (Instagram & Facebook). Remember to use #EmbraceYour2020 when you post to your socials so we can cheer you on!