I most definitely did not carry a screaming child to the car, struggle to get him in his seat, and smile as I was buckling him in. I did not think to myself- ‘Forget safety, I am thankful for the person who created car seats so I can restrain my fit throwing 3 year old.” I didn’t smile to myself as I got him buckled in—not me!
I did not hand my child fruit loops in a ziplock bag and a sunny delight as we were headed out the door this morning. I did not choose the most sugary yummy cereal because I wanted to get him in the car with a smile. I was not in a hurry because I was running extremely late. I didn’t do that—no way, not me!
I have not let flowers sit in a vase in my bathroom for way too long, simply because I am holding on to that special moment when I was surprised with the gift of flowers. I am not still enjoying the flowers, even though they are starting to stink! There is no way I would do that- not me!
I did not spend the first part of last week in frustration, complaining and griping to both God and my husband, that I was not the person for “the job”. I did not step up to the task at the last minute and realize that God inspired me with a vision and the means to act. I certainly did not try to resist listening to God—no, I wouldn’t do that... not me...
I am not struggling with jealousy because my husband is going on a mini-vacation to the beach this weekend. That would be immature and selfish. I am not having a hard time with my attitude—-not me.
I did not stay up until around 1 am for 3 or 4 nights this week simply because I had too much on my mind. I did not get frustrated last night when I crashed at 8:30 because of exhaustion. That wouldn’t make any sense. I would not be that out of tune with my body—not me!
Now, I am off to throw out those flowers. (Maybe next time I will remember to take a picture.) Enjoy your Monday and don't forget to laugh at yourself!