“Just another day at the office.” Although typically used rather sarcastically when something absurd or ridiculous happens, it also infers to the not-so-surprising or routine things of a day. And not just “at the office” but wherever you spend the majority of your day…and whatever makes up your routine. Another stack of papers to grade. Another zoom meeting that could have been an email. One more day of keeping the kids fed, focused and somewhat productive. Or, if you are like me, another day of keeping your husband fed and somewhat productive:)
For most of us, the days are beginning to blur together. Routine, in many ways, is becoming a rut. A worn path…and we are simply plodding along the trail. Much like the horses my husband and I rode many years ago (make that decades ago) while on our honeymoon. We were in Barbados and fell hook, line, and sinker for the beautiful photos of “couples horseback rides through the sugar cane fields of the island.” How romantic! If I was at all a bit nervous as a novice rider, it was wasted worry. Those horses were so used to those trails, they did not even need bits and bridles (which we did use). They simply trudged along the trail in an effort to return the barn as soon as they could.
But each day is a new day. Each day is full of potential and possibility. Each day is a gift. And, while we might acknowledge that as true, I’m not sure we approach each day that way. And, if we do, how quickly does that truth get lost in another load of laundry or one more grilled cheese to make? We need to begin our day asking the Lord to show us the blessings – the blessings that abound even on the “most normal” of days -and then purposely look for those blessings throughout the day.
STOP – I’ve caught myself (too) often thinking “once this quarantine is lifted….” or “as soon as I can get back to………..” and then determining that I am going to enjoy the day, appreciate the beauty, not take for granted His gifts or any number of things. But why wait? I don’t think I should. Today is its own gift – with its own blessings as well as opportunities. This is not just “another day at the office.”
Just another Five Minute Friday edition:)