I know it is going to be a good day. Not perfect, but it will be okay. How do I know this? Because this morning my heart is beating, and I have breath. I have some minor aches and pains, but I am able to move about freely. There was coffee in the kitchen and the dog and I enjoyed a piece of toast together. There was no snow to brush off the car and the sun is shining. I can see buds on the trees even though we have more snow on the way. Spring is coming.
Lately my thoughts rush ahead to our kids’ upcoming weddings and our daughter’s approaching high school graduation and departure for college. I have developed the annoying habit of announcing to my husband, “She will be leaving in only five more months,” as if I have a running clock going in my head all the time, which I am beginning to believe is likely. I must force myself to stop and live in today’s present, not jumping ahead to what may or may not be in the days ahead.
My re-set button is found in the first cup of coffee and some time spent with the Daily Readings. After my husband kisses me good-bye, I settle in on the old, beat-up couch in the family room to see what I can glean from the Old Testament, the Psalm and today’s Gospel. I often think about the events of the day before and am reminded of how God was present yesterday in all that happened, and God is present in the here and now. And that makes me pause for a moment, and just stop and say, Thank you, LORD.
Even though I have no idea what events may come about today, I trust in the LORD, my protector and guide, to accompany me. And for that alone, I know it is going to be A Good Day. I wish you a good day, too!