Meredith at likemerchantships is using this summer to focus on using what she has. What a timely message for me as I use this summer to remind myself that God's purpose for me at this point involves living exactly where we do, in this house, with all of the goods and bads that come along with that.
One excellent thing about living in suburbia is the park system. Y'all. We have thirty three parks in my county. The county is big, but it's not that big. I can get from one end to the other (at 11 am on a Monday...let's not talk about traffic) in about 40 minutes. So, really. Not that big. And that is a HUGE number of parks.
So, we're purposing to explore them this summer. In the last 2 weeks, we've hit two. I need to step it up a little to hit all the parks before Labor Day. But, I'm up for the challenge.
And the best part? Cause we're right in our backyard, we're able to come home, eat lunch, and naps are in their own beds. And, then, I can use that quiet time to recharge Mama's batteries. Now that's using what you have.