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."