Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Loving the New Day Thing

I'm joining up with others over at Chatting At the Sky for Tuesdays Unwrapped today. Pop on over and check out what people are thinking.

Truly, I am. I'm just loving the new day thing. The way God takes every morning and makes it a new one. There's no leftover mornings from yesterday. I mean, sometimes we have to deal with stuff from yesterday, but each morning is in and of itself a new morning. What a beautiful thing.

Last week I was very un-bloggy feeling. I just didn't feel like I had much to share and I was a little bit grumpy off and on for no explicable reason. Instead of being revitalized by hanging out with friends on Friday I was bothered. Sunday service left me wanting to cry - like a real cry, too- but I couldn't have begun to tell you why. Husband and I spent the afternoon on the couch eating grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup while he watched tv and I read a book. That part, although very uninteresting sounding, was restful. And then I woke up to a new Monday morning.

Yesterday gave me a glimpse of what it would be like to not have to have a full time job. We had the day off as teachers, but Husband had to go to work. I had coffee with my mom and then later with a high school friend from the youth group whom I am doing a Bible study with. I cleaned, did laundry, and just felt better about myself. I didn't eat crap, and I went grocery shopping and actually had real food on the table for dinner (nevermind that the table is buried under all the stuff from the kitchen remodeling, so by table I mean bed). I actually did my Bible study. It was beautiful. (Disclaimer- regarding the initial statement about glimpsing the idea of not having a full time job outside the home- I liked it, I did- but I think after a while I'd go a little crazy, but that's good, since not working is not a financial option.)

Anyway, today is another beautiful new day. Because I was productive yesterday, I woke up to the coffee already brewing, a clean bedroom and bathroom, and only had to straighten my hair from last night's shower. Lunch was easy to make because I'd already planned it out as a result of going grocery shopping. And I had a nice chat with God in the car this morning on my morning drive to work.

I don't know why I was in such a funk last week, and particularly this weekend, but I'm rocking the new day feeling, and loving it.


  1. His mercies are new every morning...

    Glad you're having a better week.

  2. A fresh day often brings a fresh perspective. Hope it's a good rest-of-the-week for you.

  3. Girl, I was in a funk until I read all of these amazing unwrapped posts and got a whole new perspective! Great post!

  4. I work part time and I feel the same way sometimes. I know that my days off are such a blessing but I also know that my days at work allow us medical insurance (a must!) so I relish in those days off and I LOVE that it makes my days back at work less stressful!

    Thanks for your post...


  5. I'm so glad you are "rocking the new day feeling." If everyone just took some time to realize the beauty in a new day, we may find ourselves truly excited to be living.

    Thank you for unwrapping this gift because seeing you and your positive attitude today was exactly what I needed :)


  6. Isn't it funny how much better life goes when things are planned and taken care of but somehow I can't convince myself to make sure that happens. For instance...if I make sure my kitchen is clean before I go to bed, my morning is so much better, or if I make sure to have dinner half made by noon, then I am not scrambling before my husband gets home.
    Loved your post, it reminded me that tomorrow I can make things a little easier on myself, Thanks for sharing!

  7. Glad you had a good monday off, Beth. I love those types of days where you are everything you want to be (more or less). I haven't had one in a good long while...but there is the distant memory of one.

    I was in a funk last week too, boo. Sorry Friday night wasn't fun...glad you don't give up on us...

  8. I'm so glad you're out of your funk! How glorious it is.

  9. Awe, we unrapped the SAME gift this week!

    Cheers to new days!

  10. God is so good to give us freshness each day! I always need it since I do a pretty good job of wrecking things up.

    And, hooray for teachers! I taught for three years before becoming a sahm. It was exhausting and exhilerating all at once. I miss my funny little students sometimes.


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