Sunday, June 2

Today is Today, You Don't Get It Back Tomorrow

Somedays this is how I feel.  I just want to stick my tongue out at the world and say "phewy!" Or like today, I just want to growl, stomp my foot and throw a fit...for absolutely no reason.  Can I act like a toddler pleassse?  Pretty please?!

Sometimes we all just get in bad moods even when nothing is really seriously wrong.  If we're honest with ourselves rarely is there anything worth getting upset about.  Of course there are little things --inconveniences, annoyances, even difficult things but nothing that's worth stealing our joy.

There's a truth I realized some years ago:  Today is only available today. You can't wake up tomorrow and do today over again.  Once today is gone, it's gone.  

I hate that truth when I'm not living a day to my best.  A lyric in Matt Redman's song 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) says "Let me be singing when the evening comes."  That struck me today.  Will I be singing when the evening comes or will I be exhausted from a day where I was upset about this, that and the other. And if it's the latter that is a day wasted.  A day wasted! UGH -- I don't get to do that day over again and I wasted it.

So this is my little note of encouragement, to myself and to you, to try and do today what will allow you to go to bed singing.

Before we went to bed we had chocolate chip cookies and milk on the kitchen floor.  On a day when I just couldn't seem to get rid of the grumps this provided some smiles and giggles.  And yummy chocolate chip cookies (click for recipe - Kim Boyce's Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies).

On another note:
I struggle with whether or not to write.  I have a lot to say, it fills up my head all day and night but I doubt anyone wants to read it.  Then I had a long visit with a friend last week and she encouraged me to put my thoughts to blog.  I found this verse today that also persuades me:

Matthew 5:15  "Don't hide your light under a basket! Instead, put it on a stand and let it shine for all."



  1. Hi friend, I felt like this one was for me today:) Two thoughts,
    #1. I had a text that bounced back to you w/ a similar pic of my kiddos at the park and a note from me that said I was feeling better - we are so on the same page and point
    #2. a quote from the book I'm reading, that made me want to recommend it to you, and yes, I am completely procrastinating from my presentation to do this:) and quote: "If, anywhere if you soul, you feel the desire to write, please write. Write as a gift to yourself and others. EVeryone has a story to tell. Writing is note about creating tiny paragraphs that sound lovely or choosing the "right" words. It about noticing who you are and noticing life and sharing what you notice. When you write your truth, it is a love offering to the world because it helps us feel braver and less alone... Just do it. Be generous Offer a gift to the world that no one else can offer: yourself" -- "Carry on, Warrior

    #3. Good thing I still shameless check FB and saw your post.

    Love you friend!

    1. Thanks for your comments Jess. I love that we are usually on the same page most days, even if we're states apart.

  2. Perfect to read on a Monday Morning! I love you and your family dearly!
    "there came a moment in the middle of the song when she suddenly felt every heartbeat in the room & after that she never forgot she was part of something much bigger" - Brian Andreas

    1. Thanks Lis. We love you the moon and back a million times. Thanks for the Brian Andreas quote...I love it.