I didn’t see any lights.
A mother’s intuition had proven right. My new 9th grader had overslept with only 15 minutes left to get dressed and have breakfast before heading out to her bus stop.
I briefly watched as she raced against the clock. A witness of a rushed lotion application, prompted my verbal “That’s how you put on lotion? WHAT ABOUT THE BACK OF YOUR ANKLES? AND IN BETWEEN YOUR TOES?”
Before I could finished, she went from touching her toes to a quick erected, back straight, wide eyes that could have pierced my soul and hissed, “I AIN’T GOT TIME FOR THAT!”
I burst into such an overwhelming laughter that had us both cracking up in the early morning. But she was so right.
There are times when some details must be minimized to address the bigger picture at hand.
Have you ever made the thing that wasn’t a BIG DEAL the BIGGEST DEAL, causing you less time to give attention to what really matters most in that moment?
Today let’s reassess priorities. Unfortunately, everything can’t be a priorities all the time. Know what season you’re in and give attention to what matters most.
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I scrambled for my cellphone, anxious and excited about capturing this rare moment.
Only minutes prior, we were under a violent weather storm that included what they reported as, “deadly lightning.” But now, beaming through my window, while reflecting off the flooded lake, was the most beautiful and vibrant rainbow.
I raced to capture the rainbow, fumbling and clicking.
Finally, the right setting!
Focus…..Focus…..! Wait! Where did it go?
In horror, I suddenly realized, I had missed it, that rare moment.
How many moments in life have you missed capturing, trying to capture it?
As I write this blog today, can I just say, “I don’t feel like it.”
Some days you just may not feel like it!
Feel like smiling.
Feel like going.
Feel like helping.
But here is the good news.
It’s okay to have a tough day.
It’s tough days that makes us appreciate the better days.
So don’t be so hard on yourself for being human.
This day, this feeling, this slump will pass, just like all the other slump days from the past.
We always get through it.
Be Wise. Be Valuable. Be Fabulous.