It’s Friday and you’re looking forward to the weekend, right? You’ve been working hard, parenting your best, taking care of all the details and now it’s time to take care of yourself, to get a little R & R.
Now it’s time to run errands, go to ball games and birthday parties. It’s time to clean the house, wash the car, do the laundry, get the groceries, and go to church. Then? It’ll be time to get ready to do it all over again.
I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately. I hear people say, “It’s just a stage, just a season. It will pass.”
That’s exactly what I’m afraid of.
We’re running through life at lightning speed, with our hair on fire, trying to make it all fit. We’re desperately looking forward to what’s next. The problem is that saying, praying, and hoping, “It’s just a season, and it will pass”. . . is actually going to make that happen.
It’s going to pass.
Earlier this week, I heard Glennon Melton talking about why we shouldn’t carpe diem. She said, “Stop trying to enjoy every moment. It’s not the best time of your life. There are only best moments of your life.”
It’s your job to look for them. Seek them out. Find them.
Stop looking forward to the next season of your life and look for the moments of joy in this one.
You can draw a line in the sand to say, “Now is the time! These are the moments. I will find a few today.”
You can keep telling yourself it’s a season, until you look back and realize. . . it was your life.
If you’re ever going to bring joy back to your life, it has to start by finding and celebrating the few really awesome moments each day.
to more love,