When was the last time you received an unexpected blessing?
I hope all of you had a nice Christmas. I received a very wonderful unexpected blessing recently. I’m an accountant and financial analyst at my day job for a non-profit company. When we had our annual holiday party, it was announced that our company would be shutting down from Christmas Eve through January First with pay! It was free days off and I was oh-so joyous! I honestly couldn’t recall the last time I’d had the entire last week of the year off.
This blessing came at a great time for me. Do you realize how nice it was to sit at home all week with my family without having to go to the office? What an unexpected gift! It was especially great since it’s been a stressful year.
I used the time to sit and reflect on all that had happened during the previous year, and to make plans for 2019. I have several different projects in the works for the coming year and I’m so excited about them. I’ll continue my Candy Beach Series and I’ll also be starting a new bakery/foodie series based in Maryland.
I spent some of my unexpected free time reading my Bible and thinking about Jesus. I was telling my son how important it was to help others and to show Christian charity. Overall, my family and I had a wonderful Christmas and I hope your Holiday Season was fruitful as well.
During my hiatus from work, I also focused on my writing. I was busy putting the finishing touches on Southern Comfort. Southern Comfort will be released January 6th. You can read the first chapter here.
So, do you recall the last time you received an unexpected blessing?