Today I found myself sitting in the kitchen with a dim light on eating a banana and relaxing.
That’s unusual on work days.
I am usually running around trying to fit in everything I want to get done before I run out the door to arrive at work right at 8:00 a.m. (or sometimes a few minutes after). 🙂
I usually get up around 5:30 and walk on the treadmill, read my Bible, shower and get ready for work. Then I run around like a chicken with my head cut off throwing laundry in, putting dinner in the crockpot, making the bed and grabbing a banana or yogurt for an eat-on-the-run breakfast.
I thought this morning would be different. I was more organized and prepared.
I set my alarm for 5:30 to get the “planned” day started. But when my internal clock woke me up, I looked at my alarm clock and it was after 6:00 a.m.!! I had set my alarm for 5:30 PM. Gee whiz!
Treadmill can wait. Bible study can’t.
Even though I woke up late, I found that I was actually ready a few minutes earlier than expected. So I grabbed a banana and sat down to eat.
What I found was that when I sat down in the quiet, dim kitchen, I noticed my travel wall. I have pictures of the different places we have traveled over the years. I’ve had that wall decorated for several years and although I see it every day, I forget to enjoy it.
So I sat. Looking at every picture. Remembering the trips. And thanking God for blessings to be able to do those trips.
Although today wasn’t a big “do something” day, it included my purpose of the Year of 55…..relax and find joy in every special moment.
What are you overlooking today that if you just take a few minutes can bring a newfound joy into your day?