I’m writing this post (actually on Friday, no less!), for the link-up at Five Minute Friday, and today’s prompt is discover.
The word evokes feelings of adventure, of something exciting or unknown; not generally something I find or experience every day.
And why not?
Have I become so busy doing the mundane tasks of life that I won’t allow myself the simple joy of discovery?
The answer, sadly, is mostly yes.
My personality tends towards thinking about what has to be done, what I should do in a given situation, the responsibilities that are so necessary, yet don’t often provoke wonder.
I so love that there are times to purposely observe something new or different or exciting (like on vacations, on a simple walk in the woods, or in the middle of an inspiring worship service), but I realize that most of life is not lived this way. We are simply trying to get by and sometimes just get through a day.
But what if our views were bigger?
What if even in the midst of busyness and responsibility and “to-do’s” we would choose to stop, take a moment to breathe, look up and see the wonders that are all around us?
What if I were to awake with the attitude that this is a new day, full of wonder and awe, even to be found in the middle of loads of laundry, piles of dishes, family discussions, organizing and cleaning, or going to my average job?
I pray that I will take the time, change my perspective, and look for the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Because all of life is to be lived to the full.
All of my days were planned before I was even born.
“You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.” – Psalm 139:16, NLT
Even on a hard day or in difficult circumstances, I have a choice to look up and trust that God is for me and my good life.
And that brings me gratitude, hope and joy.
“…singing a song of thanksgiving
and telling of all your wonders.” – Psalm 26:7, NLT