The Joy in Existing
Monday, March 18, 2013
My Sunday blog on Monday!
I've spent my Monday getting caught up from the weekend. I had a last-minute guest arrive on Saturday which required a flurry of cleaning (cleaning sure is great exercise!) followed by lots of going out and doing things; shopping, church, a concert, meals, and simply enjoying one another's company.
I resisted the suggestions to eat out. I knew I could create better food at home, healthier choices and less expensive! It was fun to share my favorite concoctions.
Since today is a day off from outside work for me, it became a day to put my life back in order from my fun weekend. It's snowing right now and it's such a treat for me to be able to stay indoors and just watch. I've been making soup all day (and really looking forward to dinner!) and now I'm listening to the plows clear the paths for the end of the workday. I made a great decision this entire weekend to take some time and simply exist for a couple of days, to experience all that's good in my life.
I read something a few days ago that stuck with me. It spoke of taking some time after a long journey to look back and see how far we've come. This has been such a powerful activity. I love looking back and seeing how much I've changed over the last few years; to know of my resilience and resourcefulness, to be able to see all the things that make me grateful. It almost overwhelms me.
Last week, I started each day with the intention "I'm expecting a miracle today." At the end of the day, I asked myself, "What miracles occurred today?" There was definitely something to find every day and this is a practice I intend to continue.
What was your miracle today?