“When was the last time you went ‘wahoo’?” (Tim Robbins asks Meg Ryan this in brilliant film, I.Q.
I think too often we let the burdens of shoulda-woulda-coulda & needto-haveto-mustdo decide for us.
Last night, I stepped to do something different. I was having a small celebration of a work success. It wasn’t anything really noteworthy. It was simply a job well done.
All of my friends were otherwise engaged, so I set out determined to enjoy the evening on my own. I had a well planned spontaneous evening planned. (Go ahead & laugh!) However, I do love it when God has a surprising bend in the road.
My Plans – A museum trip and solo dinner.. not too shabby when you’re going to the MOHAI 🙂
God’s Plan – A museum trip, followed by a boat ride on South Lake Union with strangers, who became friends over dinner at Ivar’s!
I saw snapshots of my new friends’ lives – the joy and heartache – while getting to share a little of my own.
As the sun was setting, we drove our boat back with laughter and good conversation.
I realized, all the more, knowing Jesus gives us more to share with people than we realize. And you never know when a spontaneous act like jumping on a boat with strangers or talking to someone at a coffee shop will give you the opportunity to let your Light shine.
Step out of the routine and take advantage of the life God has given you.