Ben Franklin once said, “Industry, perseverance & frugality make fortune yield.” Hmm.
If you know me at all, then you know that I tend to work, work, and work some more… My mother said the other day that she chose my name wisely; Emily means “Industrious One”. She really named me after Emily from the Bob Newhart show! Ha!! But too much work can make you lose sight of many other important things. God. Family. Church. These are all things that should be prioritized with work falling just behind the church. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my job, my shop, and my customers!!! I have a blast decorating, socializing, spending money, and doing what I love and a wonderful crew to do it with!
So with that said, I want to take a minute to be thankful for the few days off that we are taking from work this week to celebrate our countries independence and birth. On July 4th, 1776 our country was born. We celebrate our freedom, right to religion, and freedom to do as we please. As we sang the National Anthem at Oakland Baptist Church this morning, it made me swell with pride that we have the privilege to live in such a great country. My flag will be flying high and I’ll wear my red, white, and blue with pride!
During these few days off, I will be “working”, I mean relaxing. My relaxing consist of gardening, cleaning out my closets, being with family and friends, and sitting on the front porch reading a good book. Even though I may not sit still for very long, I will be enjoying this much needed time off from the everyday wonderful job that I have. I may not ever have a fortune in dollars, but I definitely will always be industrious, persevere, and be rich in love.
Let me know how you plan on spending your time off! Comment below! Rowan House will be closed July 3rd, 4th, & 5th in observance of our nation’s independence. We will re-open July 6th @ 10 a.m.
Until next time,