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GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
I need to get 14 things done before Noon. Because at Noon, I need to run an errand. Because that errand is mandatory in order to grab some tools required for an afternoon meeting. And the meeting is slated for two hours but will like go 2.5. At which point I'll start tackling the 18 things I need to get done by 5:30PM.
Because at 5:30PM, I heading to a wonderful little break in my day to help one of my best pals and my sister with a little project. But not before I make sure that kid of mine eats something (his Dad is catching a bite on his own tonight; work-related).
And when I get back from that; I've got a few more little things for work to do...and a little bit of swim Mom business to attend...and a college visit to schedule...and some travel plans to finalize for an upcoming trip. I'd like to pet my dog somewhere in there and maybe give my BFF a quick call. Did I mention I haven't been to the little girls' room in about 72 hours?
Welcome to life, huh? We're all running and running and running; here, there, up and down the stairs and just busier than an elf on December 23rd. Here we are, each of us juggling about 48 different balls for home, work, and just, you know, life. And they're big..and heavy..like freaking bowling balls. Did I mention they are on fire?
STOP. BREATHE. SMILE. And then breathe some more. And smile again. Know why? Because if being busy in life is the worst thing we're dealing with today then we are fortunate -- heck, luckier than most, even. Because a crammed calendar means we are relevant, needed, valued and loved, BTW.
So, on this crazy Monday, try to turn your stressed into blessed. Have a little faith that it'll all work out, okay? You got this because you are awesome, yo. #SMILE
Jas 1:18 R. Alleluia, alleluia. The Father willed to give us birth by the word of truth that we may be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. Gospel Mt 13:31-35 Jesus proposed a parable to the crowds."The Kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a person took and sowed in a field. It is the smallest of all the seeds, yet when full-grown it is the largest of plants. It becomes a large bush, and the birds of the sky come and dwell in its branches."