I was making biscuits this morning, casually looking out the window from time to time thinking about the cool, rainy day.
It would be such a nice day to sit in a coffee shop sipping on a latte with a good book in-hand.
The music in the background made me long for the serenity of a peaceful place. The noise of my kids laughing and talking kept me present in my world.
And then, I recognized discontentment.
If I were at the coffee shop, I might be looking around at the people there wishing I were with a really good friend.
If I were at a coffee shop with my best friend, we'd probably be dreaming of the day when we could take a trip together.
If were were taking a trip together, we'd probably be talking about the next, even better trip.
So, I prayed:
"Lord, let me be satisfied with the now. Let me be satisfied with the life I have. Let me be satisfied with today. Lord, satisfy me and the longings of my heart in a way that nothing else can."
I will take the biscuits from my oven.
I will take the raining dreary day.
I will take a backyard with overgrown grass strewn with toys.
I will take these happy, boisterous video game playing boys.
I will take a sweet girl with crazy bed head hair.
I will even take the cobwebs.
This is my life. I'm going to pour myself another cup of coffee and enjoy it.