“There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink,
and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour.
This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.” Ecclesiastes 2:24
October is our cruising month and I can’t wait. There is something really fun about cruising along our Gulf Coast with the windows down, responsibilities behind us and the open road ahead. We enjoy cruising with the thousands of other cruisers in their unique cars in every style, color and stage you can think of. There are older cars with younger drivers and older drivers with newer cars. It is an “everyone’s welcome” experience that we look forward to.
If you asked me if I like vintage cars and hot rods, I would say, “Yes.” But, it’s an acquired taste. I appreciate them for what they are and the work that goes into them. I value and respect the creativity and skills builders invest. I’m intrigued by the variety of colors, styles and stance and prefer the ones that are low, loud and fast. I enjoy a great burnout and cruising anywhere, anytime!
Cruising is a hobby my husband and I enjoy together and that makes the labor worth the effort and expense. This is the biggest reason I like old cars. He likes them, I like him and it’s sweet that he includes me in his interests.
These special moments don’t just happen. When we have limited resources to enjoy our personal interests, hobbies and time together, we have to make the most of our opportunities. That requires some intentionality, planning and preparation.
We all have more free time than we think. We may just need to manage it better. The first step to planning a fun event is scheduling it on the calendar.
Save for It
Like time, managing our finances is equally important. It you schedule an event and don’t save the money to pay for it, your fun is staying parked in the garage.
Set Time Aside for It
There’s nothing more discouraging than scheduling an event and saving funds for it, then, when the day arrives, realizing you’re behind on your work and can’t take the time off to enjoy it. Plan today for tomorrow by setting time aside to get extra work done ahead of the event. Don’t let poor planning ruin the fun.
Life is fleeting and time passes quickly. To enjoy the blessings of what we work for, we have to purposefully savor the moments. Events and experiences go by so fast we can barely save them in pictures. Capturing the moments and collecting great memories takes focus.
We may not like everything our mates like but giving each other support and encouragement makes our hobbies more enjoyable. And, sometimes, when our husbands crank up the car, we just need to submit, get in, slide over, and whisper encouragement in his ear and then sit back and enjoy the cruise. The neat thing about it is, at least, it’ll be one time we know for sure we’re going the same direction. (Wink!)
“Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better,
than that a man should rejoice in his own works, for that is his portion:
for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?” Ecclesiastes 3:22
Bring It Home
Do you or your husband like old cars and cruising together?
Or, what interests, if any, do you enjoy sharing?
Praying for you as we grow together,