I conquered one fear of mine this week. I finally decided “to put on my big girl panties” and go get my eyes checked with hopes of getting contacts.
It’s a horrible story — I had to start wearing glasses for reading a few years ago. I was teaching and speaking weekly and didn’t want to be toying with glasses the whole time in front of people, so I decided on a cute pair of progressive lens spectacles. I have battled those things ever since, even though I adjusted to the progressive lens pretty quickly.
I did NOT want to wear glasses. Seriously, I really didn’t want to wear glasses so I just started printing out my notes and outlines in 97 pt. print. OK it wasn’t that big, but big enough for me to see it.
Well, wouldn’t you know it, this past year even that 97 pt. print was getting hard to see as I glanced at it while speaking. Mercy sakes, I had to begin wearing those glasses while speaking. Urgh! Call me a brat and tell me to get over it, but I don’t like wearing glasses when I’m speaking. So, with everyone betting against me, I gutted it up and went for an appointment for contacts this week.
The Dr. began asking me about my “living style” and what I did. She wanted to know specifically why I didn’t like the glasses. We visited quite awhile about me speaking, writing, etc. and how my glasses affected that . . . (quit laughing)
Finally, she said she’d work with me until I was “functioning happy!” I almost hugged her. I told her that was just the phrase I needed to describe this dilemma to my hubby. “I’m just not functioning happy!”
Girl – I can’t tell you how excited I am to be working with someone who is going to help me “function happy.” Can you feel my silly giddiness building?
The thing is we should all be helping each other function happily in this world. We each battle our own struggles and burdens. This week I attended and spoke at A Woman Inspired Online Conference. WOW, what a way to help each other function more happily. I spoke on our “dirty laundry” and how we let so many things hinder us, slow us down, and burden us until we can no long function.
Christ came to help us function happily! He wants our struggles – no matter how big or small – our burdens and our frustrations. He wants it all so we can rejoice in Him and be happy.
To build upon my talk I offered a give-away of three of my Dirty Laundry Secrets Bible studies via random drawing. And I am thrilled to announce that the winners are: Denese Waddill Barber via facebook, Nicki Chevalier Koziarz of Three Girly Girls, and Susie Terry Mozisek of A Pink Carnation in Bloom. If you are interested, I am going to leave the $5 EBOOK special up on my blog until Monday. Check the top right hand column out.
Blessings my friends as you splash around in God’s sudsy bucket of grace!
Amazingly, it is time we all come clean and begin functioning happy!