Just One of Those Days

Have you ever had "one of those days"? You know, the kind of day that begins with the ear piercing sound from an alarm clock? You just want to sleep a little longer. Just ten more minutes. You can't hit the snooze button because, afterall, that only gives you seven more minutes of rest. Suddenly you awake and realize forty-five minutes have passed. You should have been out the door and on your way to work by now. You scramble around the house muttering how stupid you are. Run out the door to your car and hope traffic is light. Only to end up behind a car whose driver insists on going five miles below the speed limit. Now you are really upset. You mutter words that you would punish your child for saying. You think to yourself, "the whole day is shot". You spend all day trying to make up for those forty-five minutes of rest. By day's end you are exhausted, and wonder was the extra sleep worth it.

I've had days like that. Days that I have been so exhausted both physically and mentally, I could and have cried. I'm learning though. When I feel overwhelmed with work and self-pity, I turn to my Creator. I ask Him to open my eyes, so that I may see what is really important in my life. My family, friends, and health. I behold His wonders. The sweet song of a bird. The vastness of the ocean. The beauty of the mountains. The delicate petals of a flower. The splendor of the colors in a sunset. All of His glorious creation that surrounds me. How insignificant my problems then seem to be. How wonderfully blessed my day has become.

[ by Dawn Stobart Copyright © 2003 -- submitted by: Dawn Stobart ]


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