I am very thankful to have a flexible job schedule. I don’t work 9-5, which has it’s advantages and disadvantages.
One of the advantages is that I can go out in the middle of the day to run an errand, go to a doctor’s appointment or grab coffee with a friend.
Routines are great and something that I wish were more consistent for me, but sometimes they need to be broken in order for meaningful interaction to occur.
Working at a church, interruptions are welcome because they mean that I am connecting with an individual or family that desires for a need to be filled or, more often than not, are blessing me with the conversation.
Today I am thankful for the pause in my day to go spend time with a friend I hadn’t caught up with in awhile. It reminded me that relationships need to be nurtured on a regular basis and are worth taking a break with the work, because it will always be there.
Today’s break in routine gives me hope that I will take advantage of pausing more often to be renewed and refreshed in friendships.