From Surviving to Thriving: The Joy of Adulting

I’ve been early for most everything in my life. I entered the world six weeks ahead of the appointed time. I started kindergarten before my fifth birthday. I begged to have a summer job despite my dad’s (wise) admonition that I should enjoy my summers because I had “my whole life to work.” I got married young. I went to grad school on the heels of graduating college early. I could never wait to be more grown up! 

While the responsibilities and realities of adulthood certainly bring challenges I couldn’t even begin to imagine as a child, often I get so caught up in my limitations, I forget my freedoms and opportunities. 

This week, treat yourself to a perk of adulthood. Perhaps it’s taking a personal day from work (for no particular reason), staying up past your bedtime, or having strawberry shortcake for dinner. What gift from this season of life could you joyfully embrace today? 

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Some Comfort and Joy was developed as a devotional resource that follows the rhythms and seasons of the liturgical year from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective.

5 thoughts on “From Surviving to Thriving: The Joy of Adulting

  1. Thanks for the reminder of caring and and enjoying the perks of being an adult. My mindset of “adulting” can get really ho hum sometimes in the things that need to get done.

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  2. Thanks for the great reminder, Sher!! Your photo gives me a great visual–and I just returned from coffee with a friend this morning! Now to cleaning……………!!

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