Ah, November... The month where we (at least in the good ol' US of A) remember to be thankful.
I have a great deal to be thankful for -- so much so, that I haven't had a moment to breathe this month until this past weekend. I've had several of these busy spurts throughout the year, but I really can't complain about them.
I have a lot going on at home, at work and at church, and even though that means that there are a few things that I would like to be able to get to (especially on my home network), that continue to slip in terms of scheduling, I am also able to accomplish many of the things that I have set out to do.
The key, of course, is balance. Easy to say, but not quite as easy to achieve.
I've had to become very deliberate about how my time is scheduled, because it's far too easy to end up wasting time and achieving nothing when you leave too much to spontaneity. Over the next few months, I'm going to be working on some key initiatives both at work and at church.
At work, there are some fun re-engineering projects that will be my main focus through May or so. At church, we will be leading out in some new ministries and some new projects (some even related to technology!)
Family is good, work is good, friends are doing well, and so I would be remiss if I didn't indicate my thankfulness.
As someone mentioned to me just today: All the things I have to complain about only happen to people who are alive...
I can work with that...