Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Caught up in the mundane

Anyone else find themselves getting caught up in the mundane? 

Freaking out about little things like the cat eating something off the island, stubbing your toe on the banister, waking up a half hour earlier than you wanted to, kiddos not catching on to their math lesson quick enough for your liking, the internet and phone not working for a few days, only getting bills in the mail, endless questions to which you just gave the answer so why wasn't anyone listening?

How about treasuring the first frost on your window and waking up an hour earlier than you usually would just to go out and capture it on camera, snuggling on the couch with your siblings while you help them wade through math problems, taking time out of your day to just laugh with each other, a warm kitty purring beside you, sunshine streaming in the windows, homemade sticky buns to be gobbled up throughout the day, time to read, friends to mail letters to while they're away at college, and Jesus' mercy being new every morning so how do I think I have any right to be anything but happy?

{ what i am learning }
Be slow to anger.
The Fruit of the Spirit is... joy.

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