Yesterday I woke 'round 6am to get ready for my day. I knew it was going to be a long one but there was no way around it. Worked from 8am-330p then got in my car and headed to SD. Normally I love visiting San Diego, however not when I have to drive down and back while only spending 3 hours in the city!
Months and months ago I agreed to attend a women's dessert at my church down there (like before I had a job!). I had a sour attitude about having to do this (buyers remorse), and begrudgingly went because it was expected of me.
The event started at 630pm (yes, it took me that long to get there in traffic), when we walked into the sanctuary with 26 tables set up and women about the room chatting and looking at all the wonderful decorations I thought, well I suppose this wont be so bad.
We were escorted to our table by the hostess and introduced ourselves around to those we didn't know. Then the program started and a women who has traveled all over with singing groups named Joi took the stage, and invited the whole room to stand and sing some Christmas carols with her. It sounded beautiful. My heart opened a little more to the idea that this would be a good night. There were drawings for door prizes, some delicious cupcakes from a Cupcakery in Coronado, and fellowship.
It was now time for the speaker of the evening, Pam Farrel, and I knew why I was there... the message. It was for me. Something I needed to hear, something I need to do. But that is a whole other post. I am so very glad I went even with the 5 hours of driving and lack of sleep. I needed to be there and hear what she had to say. I left with a much needed lifting of my spirit.