The End of a Good Day
I do not think of it as simply “another day”. A long morning prep, good time with my church family, and then an evening drive to meet my son and hand back over the dogs. A good nights rest, and we start another day, another week.
The schedule is full. Room needs to be made for additional items, and as the laundry list trickles down, we look forward to a few weeks of down time.
So, it’s now Today. I cannot think of it as just another day, or just another week. There are opportunities on every hand to make this a stupendous week.
It’s a matter of perspective.
When my attitude is dragging then I can’t wait until the week winds down, and the weekly grind takes a breather.
But I can control my attitude. Right?
First, I must focus on getting plenty of rest. When I was younger it was nothing to sleep 3-5 hours and keep a full schedule. This doesn’t work any longer. My sleep habits are only part of my rest requirements. The other part comes from simply having some down time and simply enjoying reading a book, or sitting by a fire.
Second, take a good hard look at what is making your attitude questionable. Being honest with yourselves about what triggers the negative should help you make adjustments. If you will be honest with yourself.
Third, after you have rested and taken a hard look at your attitude, then you need to understand the parameters around your attitude – the consequences and results of your attitude. Be honest.
Finally, be focused on being thankful for your life. Grateful for the little things, as well as the big things. When you feel like life has thrown you a dirty trick, think of better things and times.
Think about the life of Job. He had a rotten time with all the tragedy. I love to read Elihu’s response to him from The Message translation in chapters 36 and 37… Here’s a snippet.“Job, are you listening? Have you noticed all this? Stop in your tracks! Take in God’s miracle-wonders! Do you have any idea how God does it all, how he makes bright lightning from dark storms, How he piles up the cumulus clouds– all these miracle-wonders of a perfect Mind? Why, you don’t even know how to keep cool on a sweltering hot day, So how could you even dream of making a dent in that hot-tin-roof sky?
(Job 37:14-18 MSG)
We all need someone to boost us along the way. Someone to help us with our attitude. So, chose your friends wisely!