As I sit here in the living room trying to get my thoughts together, I am feeling the whole “Monday vibes” thing. My coffee is cold because I couldn’t get to it in time, dishes need to be washed, and Oliver has been refusing to nap for at least an hour (I’m being generous). I even got up early to get to Aldi’s and do my grocery shop before the day actually started. I was there at 8am, ladies! Talk about feeling accomplished. Sad to say they don’t open until 9am. So like I said, I’m feeling the whole Monday thing.
On the other hand, our front door is open and the birds are chirping so loudly that you’d think they were in our house, I’m sitting in a chair that’s directly in the sunlight pouring through the windows, Ben and Oliver gave me glasses as an early Mother’s Day present so I can actually see, and Ollie is just needing extra snuggles today—something I know won’t last forever.
If I were to hold all of the happy things in one hand and the “Monday things” in the other and weigh them, the “happy” hand would definitely be higher than the other. It’s just one of those days where I have to remind myself that my schedule for the day may not get to be a priority and that’s ok. For those of you with kids, I’m sure you’ve experienced this—possibly more than you’d like! Even if you don’t have kids, sometimes life just happens and your day gets all twisted up.
How many of you are thankful that coffee can simply be reheated?! I don’t know how great of a thing this is, but the dishes will always be there for whenever we can get to them! What a privilege it is to live this thing called life. It’s days like these that I’m almost gasping for breath and in the still moment when I can actually catch it, I’m reminded of the grace that I’m given to live each day. I truly believe that Jesus doesn’t give us grace just to make it through the day, but to live in our full potential for every set of 24 hours He gives us. Such a beautiful thing to soak in His peace, love, and compassion for us.
I’d love to hear how your day is going! Has it been hard to land on your feet today? Don’t hesitate to share how you’re able to stop and catch your breath during tough days.
“So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of Jesus and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us along with all wisdom and understanding.” Ephesians 1:6-8