It hit me while sitting in my favorite chair, by the open window in our bedroom that overlooks our backyard. What a good day! Not just good, but great! I stopped reading the new book Mary had recently given me, and turned to share the view Magellan was enjoying. (BTW: The pic above isn't Magellan, but must be a very close cousin.)
The open window allowed an early spring breeze to slip around His Majesty. He stretched and yawned and grudgingly offered up a bit of his sunshine.
All was quiet in the house as James read a book in his room, and Tom was on his way to pick up our favorite little girls for a sleepover. Hmmm! This was almost as good as chocolate, but with zero calories.
And I reveled.
Reveling? What's that? I stopped, acknowledged, appreciated and soaked up the peace in the moment.
It was one of those rare moments with time and space to breathe slow and deep. A moment when quiet and peace penetrated to the hollow place deep within. And the best part, the ordinary, extraordinarily best part? There was nothing really extraordinary about the day at all.
Nope! Not a thing actually. And that's exactly what makes the day so great. It was being able to accept the ordinariness of the day's events, and to appreciate and accept their worth.
My hope is that you will have quiet house, cat in the window days. I pray for calm and peace to overwhelm and saturate you.
What turns your good day into a great one?
Philippians 4:7 Living Bible (TLB)
7 If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus.