It’s in the still, quiet moments of the night, when everyone else is asleep, that I am most aware of the miracle of a day.
The days are long, busy, chaotic, messy, loud, and filled full.
But, they are also a miracle.
Each morning we get the chance to start fresh. We have a choice in how we will react to the events that occur in a day.
Will we grumble and complain about all there is to do and how we just don’t have time to get it all done? No one understands, it’s too hard, and on and on and on.
Or, will we choose to be thankful for all that we have instead of complain about what we don’t.
Even though the laundry, both clean and dirty, is piled high…
…the sink still has dirty dishes in it…
…and things get messy sometimes, I want to thank God.
When we are in the midst of juggling all of the tasks set before us in the course of a day it can be hard to take a step back and be thankful.
I want to be thankful for the messy, the loud, and the chaos of everyday life.
That laundry pile is evidence of the blessings of hand-me-downs, gifts, and having enough.
Those dirty dishes in that sink that needs cleaned mean that we have plenty of food to eat and are a reminder of the laughter we shared at supper.
The shoes spilling out of the closet are a reminder that my children are growing too fast and I need to savor each moment.
Life is hard.
Things don’t go according to plan.
We face heartache and disappointment.
Yet, we each have a choice to make.
Will we dwell on the negative or find the miracle in each day?
Psalm 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.