I was thinking this morning, while folding the clothes and putting them away – always a time for my self introspection – that I love life for the hope and opportunity I receive every morning.
Each and every morning – even if my son wakes me at 3am in the morning, or I get to sleep in til 6am – the day brings with it two gifts: Hope and Opportunity.
I can decide there and then what to make of the day, and sometimes I forget to treasure this gift and get out of bed like a cranky fire breathing dragon mother. Or I can remember, and think of all the great things I’ll be doing today. These might include, laughing out loud with my son until our sides hurt, snuggling with him and telling him some awesome adventure stories, picking my own freshly grown vegetables, tucking into freshly picked plums….. now you’re getting my picture.
Even folding the clothes, I can turn that around, and make it time to go through the clothes, making sure that there still relevant, and not too small or in need of mending. I can then start another bag of clothes to pass on to friends with younger boys who then in turn can pass their old clothes onto others.
So next time, I’m dragging my sorry butt out of bed, I will try and remember that I need to treasure these two gifts for the day, and make the best of it.
Now I’m off to make home made pizza dough….it’s pizza tonight, and I can’t wait to be having my helper making it with me, even though he eats all the tomato paste before it goes onto the pizza! Have an awesome day!