If I was a witness to a happening, and questions were being asked concerning what happened--my reply would be something like this.
"Let me see, where to begin--Oh yes, yesterday happened. Where would you like for me to begin? Well, where we all began. As a one cell ‘seed’ that kept splitting and by God’s perfect design, eventually we became this one of a kind unique masterpiece sent into the world to be an image of God’s love and mercy. Oh but that was many years ago and we were talking about what happened yesterday.
WHAT HAPPENED?? Somedays I look in the mirror and laugh big time. A woman of 67 is wise to avoid any beauty contests unless laughter is her goal. But, wait, I am looking at the exterior worldly version of beauty, aren’t I? Being made in the image of God means I must stay focused on the beauty of God within, and oh HOW BEAUTIFUL I AM. WE ALL ARE!! Oh dear side tracked again, not getting questions answered are you?
Well, if you knew me, you would know that's how the mind does--rattles on, but you don't, and those that do--- WOW what a gorgeous bunch of wonderful people that God has brought into my life. Some of them have been a part of my life from the first day of my life, some for years, some a few days at a retreat, but each of them came into my life as a gift from God. Some of them now gone. Oh, what does happen with the days and years--quickly gone too.
Time goes by way too fast, yesterday’s gift is already gone and I hope I found in that gift of yesterday all that was in it to enjoy. Now there is the problem, that usually HAPPENS. Did we find the gifts? Or do we focus on how we felt, what we had to do, what we forgot to do yesterday, or what we are facing next week?
For myself, I know I tend to start my mornings off trying not to be upset with the dog who wants outside AGAIN, and the cats who want to be fed NOW and are under feet until I get that food set up. In that first five minutes of my morning, I am also saying at least five times "sorry God for 'grumping,' " for I know how quickly negative thoughts will pile up. Like the autumn leaves falling one at a time, but soon there is a whole lawn to rake inches deep.
Still not answering questions am I, and I am rambling again aren't I? We still have not gotten down to what happened yesterday--well, I am sorry--seems I have already forgotten most to the details. But you know, God has brought a song into my life—Ten Thousand Reasons—or Bless the Lord oh my soul. The very first verse says it all. ‘The sun comes up and it’s a new day dawning. It's time to sing my song again. Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me—let me be singing when the evening comes----Bless the Lord oh my soul, oh my soul worship His Holy Name, and like never before oh oh my soul worship His Holy Name' Now, if that happens, then and if I have done that WELL, I have lived, and God is smiling--and that is what we all want to really happen."