School’s OUT FOR SUMMER!

It’s the first week that school is out for this 2013 summer and I can’t help but sing the lyrics, “school’s out for summer”!!!  HOORAY!

The hot sun and clear sky make me want to do nothing but lounge by the pool and take a dip every now and again…ahhh.

Unfortunately, I have WAY too much on my plate to do that today (since I basically did that all weekend).  However, I’m going to definitely try to do that tomorrow with my boys and my good friend, Christine! Woohoo!

Even though I’m not doing exactly what I would like to be doing today, I’m working on keeping my attitude on a positive note and to accomplish my chores with a smile on my face. Easier said than done…especially with two little boys begging me to entertain them and pay attention to their crazy kid antics!

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

In fact, I seem to walk a fine line every day between keeping my household running smoothly and accomplishing my own agenda.  Often I’m left feeling frustrated and crabby because I drop a ball (or several of them) somewhere along the way.

The point was hit home to me today as I was sitting in a doctor’s appointment with my youngest and he told the nurse he wished he was already out of college…Chase is five.

I started to wonder if I think like that sometimes.  And sadly, I do all too often.

Instead of enjoying the day and living in it, I dream of tomorrow and hope for something better.

Now, I’m not at all saying we can’t dream and hope, but what I am insisting is that we appreciate the journey, as well as the hope of a future destination.

Many times we are stuck treading water because we lack the ingenuity to take action today and we fail to wait patiently for the hard work to pay off in the end.

Instead, we try a bagillion different things, but quit before we ever see gratifying results because we were focused way too much on the goal and not on the baby steps that will get us there.

We forget that today is a gift.

It doesn’t matter what is going on.  We woke up breathing this morning and God has given us this day to make the best of it for Him.  AND He’s really not into hearing a bunch of complaining while we do live today. (WOW! Can you imagine how many complaints HE gets each day??  And we think our life is tough!)

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1

So, stop moaning and get to doing something that might just change your life for the better tomorrow!  I know it works because I just did it by writing this blog when I really wanted to be taking a swim and it didn’t even take as long as I thought it was going to!

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6

God is so awesome!  He LOVES us…warts and all!!!

Some Wisdom for Today:  Proverbs 21:5 – The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.

4 Responses

  1. I think that we all try to imagine the future and forget that the journey too it is nearly as important as the destination. I can say from experience that the journey is where God is able to grow us the most. It isn’t always a fun trip either.

    Today is a gift. There is a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt that hangs in my office. It says “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that’s why they call it the present.” Indeed, today is a gift from our loving Father. Make the most of it!

  2. Are you saying get off your rear end, put your big boy or girl undies on and get moving? You have to speak up, can’t hear like I use too

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