GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Some days, you burn the bagel. After you've overslept. Because you were up all night with an upset stomach...which has thoughtfully stuck around to see the light of day.
And the toilet's clogged. And you forget to put on deodorant. And you get stuck behind a John Deere tractor doing 8MPH on a two-lane, no passing main road on which the speed limit is 45MPH.
And it makes you late. And irritated. And you pull into work and rush into your office and realize you forgot your glasses. So you run back down three flights of stairs to the car to get them and remember you forgot you key fob to get back into the building.
And the day follows suit all the way to the lunchtime grocery store dash that turns into a marathon when you get into the wrong checkout lane (as always) to your quick 3PM that lasts until 5:08PM to your mad dash home just in time to see your family pass by you on their way out the door to the moment you plop down in front of the TV for game time when you watch your favorite NBA team slide even further down the rankings. #comeoncavsyouarekillingme
Guess what? All that times a zillion still doesn't give you the right to yell at your coworkers...or your spouse...or your dog.
Life's busy. It's messy. It's harried and ugly. But the best part of it is still the relationships we have with the other people also muddling their way through it, ya dig?
Be professional at work. Be courteous at the supermarket. Be loving at home. Be compassionate in the park, in the stadium, at the car wash, in the Dunkin' Donuts line and on your way to Tahiti...oh, and everyplace else, too. Treat the other humans with respect; always, everywhere, 24/7.
Even when they accidentally burned both halves of the bagel ... or they're standing in front of you at the 12 items or less counter with 84 things spilling out of the cart. Yep, even that guy.
1 Cor 11:23-26-Brothers and sisters: I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread, and, after he had given thanks, broke it and said, "This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me." In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me." For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes. Verse Before the Gospel Jn 13:34- I give you a new commandment, says the Lord: love one another as I have loved you.