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GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Have you ever noticed how slowly traffic moves when you're late? And in both lanes. And in both directions.
Or how the only time you drop a dish onto your tile floor is when you're in bare feet and suddenly surrounded by a gazillion little shards of impending torture?
Or the way the other humans with whom you dwell ignore your presence entirely the majority of the time you share their space -- and how they act like you're the flipping riddler for simply inquiring how their day went? Yes, those same peeps from whom you could never learn the time of day if it were up to them to give it to you --- isn't it odd how they only need, want and demand your undivided attention the moment you make or receive a phone call?
The Big Guy does have a really good sense of humor, no? #irony
Here's the thing; maybe it's not the world that needs adjusted; but us.
It could be that we need to manage our time better, map our routes more carefully or simply slow down a bit.
Maybe we need to be better listeners than talkers ... and open our ears and hearts before our mouths. Perhaps then we'd be more observant of when our loved ones want us to start a dialogue or if they'd prefer to chat later than sooner.
Perhaps a little patience and a healthy dose of happy in our attitudes could make little daily irritations more funny than frustrating.
Remember, each dawn brings a new chance for fabulous-ness to happen all around you. So, back off a few MPH, ease up on the interrogations of the kids and hubby as soon as they walk in the door and look at life as the gift it is rather than a chore to check off your list. #blessings
Oh, and keep a pair of slippers nearby at all times; just in case. Otherwise, ouch.
LK 9:57-62 As Jesus and his disciples were proceeding on their journey, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” But Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” Another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” Jesus said to him, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” Phil 3:8-9 R. Alleluia, alleluia. I consider all things so much rubbish that I may gain Christ and be found in him.