This is the first time in a while that I've sat at my desk and typed an entry. I've been on the go so much lately that my Blackberry and iPad have become my traveling office. Even when I'm home I've stay shacked up in my bedroom with my electronics. Today, I'm attempting to make a conscious effort to get these buns out of bed, literally, and get more work done. I can accomplish so much more when I wake early and hit the desk instead of lounging around and getting side tracked by naps and games laying in bed trying to do work. I started thinking about all that God has placed in me and I told myself I need to show my gratitude by actively seeking more opportunities and opened doors to compliment the ones He has sent my way. Trust me I could, if i chose to, find many reasons to mope around and stay in bed. Unpaid bills, sick days, cold weather, and blah blah blah. But then i think "What if God had that same nonchalant, lazy, "whoa is me" attitude and was like I'll get to it tomorrow or maybe not" and just handed out blessings only when everything was perfect. We don't live in a perfect world so we'd be waiting a long time for blessings to come down.
However, there is still Peace to be found in this world, so I'm trying to make a conscious effort and doing pretty good at giving thanks by doing my part. Not just my part in my career and personal life but by doing my part to impact other peoples lives. I start working with a new youth group this week and I'm eagerly anticipating all the excitement the teens will bring into my world. The acting workshop I co-lead has been going great and we are reaching more actors/believers each week. I finally got back down to my church in MD this weekend and although I'm not local, Ive taken on some small tasks to assist the youth in pursuing their dreams of modeling. This weekend I'm helping a friend overcome a major hurdle in her personal life that will help her professional life grow to a new height. I've been assisting model friends lately in gaining better representation and sharing as much knowledge as I can find to help the next model or actor reach their full potential. The wonderful thing about of all of this is that I'm doing it at no cost, not one single penny. So many people offer these services and charge a ridiculous price for their knowledge or offer tidbits for free and withhold the good stuff because money isnt involved. I know that helping other people takes a commitment and sacrifice of my personal time but i believe the return I will receive has a greater value than any number written on a price tag.
Ive noticed some great synchronicity in my life lately and i want to do all i can to build on that. Ive been touched in so many ways that I cant help but want to pour out whats been poured onto me. I don't want to complain about my challenges and I don't want to brag about my successes, I just want to do my part and do a good work.