Make Everyone Your Favorite

We have had some major changes in the Watson house over the past month. The holiday season always adds a (welcomed) level of chaos. But, on top of that, I took a new job that has me working outside of the house for the first time since Turner was born! To make a long story short, I owned an amazing local vacation rental company called Dewees Rentals that had grown to the point that I needed help! I had been doing this alone and working from home. It got to be more than I could handle all by my lonesome, which is a good thing!

I had cultivated a relationship with a larger company in the area over the years called Charleston Coast Vacations. I got together for lunch with the owner of that company about 2 months ago to come up with a plan that would be mutually beneficial. What we decided was for my company to join with his and to work for him as his Director of Vacation Rentals in his Isle of Palms office. It ended up being an answer to prayer in a not so obvious way! That being said, the whole first-time-out-of-the-house thing has been an adjustment.

Yesterday, as I sat in church, the sermon was exactly what I needed to hear! How does that always happen? One major point the pastor made was, “Make Everyone Your Favorite”. That hit me like a ton of bricks! I had been so consumed in my own world that I hadn’t even opened my eyes wide enough to see the people around me, let alone make them my favorite! My mind is like hamster wheel. It really never shuts off: there’s work to be done, the house to be cleaned, laundry to be folded, the groceries to be bought, the presents to be wrapped, and on and on. The whole point is, if we make others our favorite, we shine like a light in a world where there is so much chaos happening! But our small act of kindness can make a huge impact on another person’s day. What an incredible thought to ponder, ESPECIALLY at Christmas! I never want to be too busy or consumed in my own “stuff” to make an impact on others. It was the perfect reminder as I prepare for this week and for Christmas!!!

It really is the most wonderful time of the year! It’s cozy meets crazy in the best way possible. But what’s really important for me to remind myself is that we are so fortunate. Even if the day to day brings ups and downs, we have the hope of Jesus, a roof over our heads, food on our plates, and these two angels! Merry almost Christmas!