The clock marches forward creating a passage for time to walk down. Behind it a door slams shut forming a barrier between the past and present.
It’s a sobering thought knowing I can’t enter into yesterday the way I can tomorrow.
It stops me in my tracks as I reflect on the girl that I’ve been this week. I start to question my tongue and the words it has formed when speaking of others, the lack of patience when children’s room’s are untidy or a reaction filled with intolerance when spilt milk is on the counter after cleaning it ten times.
In those moments have I remembered that I’m living for the ‘now‘ and not tomorrow?
To relish in my God given days and find joy amongst the messiness of life?
I read in One Thousand Gifts “That only self kills joy.” What a confronting statement that permeates truth.
In every second I have a choice to make.
To find goodness in the ‘now’ and embrace it with open arms or reject it with negativity thinking it will bring change.
Its a deliberate decision to cling to His goodness and His daily gifts.
Sometimes I need to dig deep to find the simple treasure of the present & when I do it’s ready to be uncovered.
Then it comes…
Plain & ordinary…
In words of kindness,
Watching children sleep soundly,
Ironing shirts that belong to him,
Crumbs in the cookie jar,
A morning coffee made with love
New lenses replace the old. Regret of my actions surface as I turn to the Father who forgives & makes everything new. He restores and turns ashes into beauty.