Sunday, December 13, 2009

Day Twelve

Hi All, my name is Charlie, and I'm a compulsive overeater.

::Hi, Charlie!::

I'm so grateful to be here. I can't believe I haven't slipped. No sugar for twelve days! Can it be? I'm heading into an unusually busy time of the year for me now. I'm a music minister, and this time of year is a crazy one at our church. I have a big Christmas program to conduct next Sunday. Orchestra, choir, rhythm section. The works. And that's just one Sunday! All of the Sundays in Advent are bigger and more complex than normal Sundays. And then there's Christmas Eve! Three services... music and drama and speaking. And then just two days after Christmas - another Sunday!

I will be running from now until December 28.

But I want to remember to be grateful. I was jobless for several months this summer, on a frantic, nationwide search for a new job. This is frantic, yes, but I'm getting a paycheck, thank God. I have a roof over my head and plenty of food to eat. I have a new life here in a new city, and it's good. Very, very good.


Jess said...

How exciting for you to be able to coordinate something that will bring so many people so much happiness. My family celebrated Advent when I was a very small girl, and it was a joyful and reverent time for us.

I am sure every single one of the performances will be extraordinary.

WillingWill said...

Thank you for working your program so honestly, Charlie. It is a reminder that I need to do what I need to do when I need to do it and the rest will come...congrats on your days as well. Take care.