Today was an interesting day. Jude and I went out to do a mystery shopping job, which was a new experiment for us. It gets us out of the house and brings in some extra money.
That is a win in my book.
After our outing, lunch arrived and nap time. Glorious nap time!
Nap time is when I get everything done. I write, I eat, I revel in the quiet house. I think and find refreshment.
Jude, however, did not view this nap nearly as glorious. He struggled to fall asleep and then proceeded to wake up after just a short snooze. “What?!” I couldn’t believe it. “I need that time!” I begrudgingly walked up to the bedroom to find my little boy covered in tears, his little face red in frustration. He wasn’t ready to be awake either.
But awake he was.
These afternoons are the toughest. We both end up pulling each other’s hair out. I found myself dreading the seeming endless hours to fill before bedtime.
I held Jude. We talked and the afternoon went on… and on… and on. My plans flew out the window, to be picked up at a later time.
Days sometimes pass in a blur. A blur of starts, but no finishes, constantly changing directions.
These days can feel like a wash, or sometimes even a waste. But, I remind myself that they are not. Today, I loved, I comforted, I laughed, and I cared for a precious life. That is never a waste!
The days sometimes suck you in to their drama, you know? In my mind, the day’s happenings are my whole life. The ups and downs seem earth shattering. But, then tomorrow comes and erases today’s drama and replaces it with it’s own. I forget so quickly.
Today turns into tomorrow, tomorrow next week and next month. I do not have tomorrow, not yet. But, I do have today. I do have today.
Funny how we have to remind ourselves to live in the present. The future looks so temptingly bright, so pretty. Some days I want to look only there!
I will not look only there. I will set my sights there, but I will live here. I will live now. I will enjoy the process. I will enjoy my life!
I will therefore fill my lungs with the breath of today, my eyes with the sights before me. I will laugh, for todays frustrations will soon disappear. They will go down with the sun.
I pray that my eyesight will never grow so narrow as to not appreciate today. Today is a gift and I get to live it!
Question: How was your day?